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The first type of commercial nuclear power station. Moderated by graphite, cooled by carbon-dioxide gas. Fuel is natural uranium metal canned in an alloy optimistically termed "magnesium, non-oxidizing", which gave its name to the whole system. Used primarily in Great Britain, derived from the dual-purpose Calder Hall and Chapelcross type. First unit, Berkeley 1, was grid connected in 1962. Last operating unit, Wylfa 1, was shut down at the end of 2015.

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