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Laser 'snake'
OC Robotics' laser-snake in action at Winfrith

Nuclear laser snake gets to work in Dorset

A laser-cutting robotic snake has been put to work on the highly radioactive core of a nuclear reactor in Dorset.

One of Magnox’s Winfrith nuclear reactors, the helium-cooled Dragon reactor, is being disassembled but technicians needed to employ specialists OC Robotics to remove the reactor’s purge gas pre-cooler.

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