Nuclear technology and its challenges in India Online publication date: Wed, 13-Aug-2008
by D.D. Sood
Atoms for Peace: an International Journal (AFP), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008
Abstract: India has a strong technology base for its comprehensive nuclear energy programme. A glimpse of this capability is given in this paper, starting with uranium exploration and mining to fuel reprocessing and nuclear waste management. India has chosen a closed fuel cycle option, and the plutonium recovered from spent fuel will soon be manufactured into fuel elements for its 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, which is under construction. A modest programme to develop systems for thorium utilisation is being pursued. The nuclear energy development programme includes accelerator-based nuclear reactor systems. India is also a party to the 500 MW nuclear fusion machine ITER, which is under construction at Cadarache, France, under an international cooperation framework.
Online publication date: Wed, 13-Aug-2008
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