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Review of fast reactor activities in India

Abstract

It may be recalled that In the presentation at the last meeting of the IWGFR (13th Annual meeting), a broad outline of India's nuclear energy programme and the role of fast breeders in the programme has been provided. The steps taken to enable the fast breeders to fulfil their role have also been described. In brief, fast breeder reactors are considered as an essential and integral part of the programme of nuclear energy and constitute the second step in the programme, the first being the construction of natural uranium heavy water moderated reactors which will consume natural uranium but will produce plutonium to fuel fast breeder reactors. This basic position has remained unchanged and the Government is now taking steps to build a large number of heavy water reactors, say 10 million Kw capacity in the next 20 years. This defines the time frame for developing the fast breeder technology in the country. It has therefore been decided to mobilise the efforts towards design, construction and operation of a medium sized (about 500 M We) reactor by mid-nineties. Thus, the climate for fast breeder reactors is good and there is a good deal of enthusiasm amongst the scientists and engineers  More>>
Authors:
Paranjpe, S R [1] 
  1. Reactor Research Centre, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu (India)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1981
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-37/2
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. annual meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria), 31 Mar - 3 Apr 1981; Other Information: PBD: May 1981; Related Information: In: Fourteenth annual meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors. Summary report. Part II, 183 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ENERGY POLICY; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FINANCING; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTORS; INDIA; KALPAKKAM LMFBR REACTOR; PLANNING; POWER SUPPLIES; REACTOR MATERIALS; REPROCESSING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS
OSTI ID:
20246529
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0201051018451
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 58-64
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Paranjpe, S R. Review of fast reactor activities in India. IAEA: N. p., 1981. Web.
Paranjpe, S R. Review of fast reactor activities in India. IAEA.
Paranjpe, S R. 1981. "Review of fast reactor activities in India." IAEA.
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title = {Review of fast reactor activities in India}
author = {Paranjpe, S R}
abstractNote = {It may be recalled that In the presentation at the last meeting of the IWGFR (13th Annual meeting), a broad outline of India's nuclear energy programme and the role of fast breeders in the programme has been provided. The steps taken to enable the fast breeders to fulfil their role have also been described. In brief, fast breeder reactors are considered as an essential and integral part of the programme of nuclear energy and constitute the second step in the programme, the first being the construction of natural uranium heavy water moderated reactors which will consume natural uranium but will produce plutonium to fuel fast breeder reactors. This basic position has remained unchanged and the Government is now taking steps to build a large number of heavy water reactors, say 10 million Kw capacity in the next 20 years. This defines the time frame for developing the fast breeder technology in the country. It has therefore been decided to mobilise the efforts towards design, construction and operation of a medium sized (about 500 M We) reactor by mid-nineties. Thus, the climate for fast breeder reactors is good and there is a good deal of enthusiasm amongst the scientists and engineers working in the field although the actual implementation of the programme during the year had to face certain difficulties.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1981}
month = {May}
}