Universities Research Reactor

Universities Research Reactor

Universities Research Reactor, also known as Universities' Research Reactor or University Research Reactor, was a small nuclear research reactor in Risley, Warrington, England. It was jointly owned by
Manchester and Liverpool universities and used for performing neutron activation work and training reactor operatorscite web|url=http://www.dalton.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/history/index.html
title=Nuclear physics at the University of Manchester
accessdate=2008-03-04
] .

This Argonaut class reactor of 300 kW thermal powerSee Table I.I-I cite web|url=http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TRS414_web.pdf
title=Technical Reports Series No. 414, IAEA 2003
accessdate=2008-03-04
] was opened in 1962 cite web|url=http://www.bnfl.com/UserFiles/File/145_1.pdf
title=BNFL decommissioning note
accessdate=2008-03-04
] ,shut down in 1991, decommissioned in 1992 and the land was released in 1996.

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