fast breeder reactors

Bhavini takes measures in favour of fast reactor project


June 11th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) With the commissioning of India's own 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) slated for 2013 and plans for two more such reactors at Kalpakkam, Bharatiya ... Read more...

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India’s first fast breeder reactor to go critical early 2013


January 21st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) India's first 500-MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at Kalpakkam near here, is likely to go critical early next year and commercial generation ... Read more...

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Study needed before setting up new nuclear power parks: Scientist


May 1st, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu), May 1 (IANS) A detailed study on the nuclear reactor design, regulations and crisis management measures should be done before setting up new nuclear reactor clusters, a ... Read more...

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Ex-atomic energy regulator opposes n-deal with US (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The India-US nuclear deal should be scrapped as there is no justification, technically or economically, for importing over the next two decades American light ... Read more...

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PM unveils new Power Reactor Reprocessing Plant


January 7th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Jan 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday dedicated the second Power Reactor Reprocessing Plant at Tarapur here, calling it "a significant milestone in India's three-stage indigenous nuclear programme"."I am ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh dedicates Tarapur reprocessing plant to nation


January 7th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Tarapur (Maharashtra), Jan.7 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday dedicated a 100-tonne annual capacity reprocessing plant at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC) here to the nation.The ... Read more...

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Reprocessing nuclear fuel necessary for sustainable growth: Experts


October 14th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Reprocessing spent fuel is vital for the sustainable growth of nuclear power in the wake of the uranium crisis that is expected to hit the sector in the ... Read more...

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Robots to fabricate fuel for new Indian nuclear reactors


October 12th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu) Oct 12 (IANS) With mega sized nuclear reactors set to dot the Indian atomic power landscape, the Hyderabad-based Nuclear Fuel Complex has decided to induct robots in the fuel ... Read more...

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India committed to fast breeder reactor programme


October 10th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu), Oct 10 (IANS) Despite deciding to import a series of light water reactors (LWR), India is committed to a three-stage nuclear programme and fast breeder reactors are important ... Read more...

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Work on two more fast breeder reactors begins


September 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) India's fast breeder reactor operator Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini) has started preliminary work for the construction of two more units at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. "The government ... Read more...

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Civil liability for suppliers will hamper n-industry: FICCI


August 24th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) One of India's top business chambers Tuesday asked the government to reconsider a specific clause in the civil nuclear liability bill, saying it will affect the ... Read more...

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India to work on 1,000MW fast-breeder reactors


January 27th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kapakkam (Tamil Nadu), Jan 26 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research (IGCAR) will soon work on higher capacity reactors after two more 500MW fast breeder reactors were approved by the ... Read more...

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India planning major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity


January 5th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that India is planning a major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity.According to a report in Nature News, Srikumar Banerjee, head of the India's Atomic Energy Commission, ... Read more...

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No FDI in N-power sector: Dr. Kakodkar


August 19th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Dr. Anil Kakodkar has ruled out allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) for establishing nuclear power stations in the country.In an interview ... Read more...

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N-power the new green fuel, says PM’s scientific adviser


August 13th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India's per capita electricity consumption has to go up eight times for Indians to have the same quality of life as Americans and Japanese, and for this ... Read more...

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India’s fast breeder reactor nears second milestone


June 16th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, June 16 (IANS) India's first indigenously designed fast breeder reactor, which is expected to start functioning at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu by 2010 and generate 500 MW of electricity, ... Read more...

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India to produce 20,000 MW nuclear power by 2020: Kakodkar


February 18th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Anil Kakodkar Wednesday said that despite the current economic slowdown, India will achieve the production target of 20,000 MW of nuclear power by ... Read more...

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Work on two more fast breeder reactors to start (Second of two-part series)


January 19th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Plans for two more fast breeder reactors at the nuclear power complex in Kalpakkam near here are proceeding fast, even as India's first 500 MW fast breeder nuclear ... Read more...

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N-deal to boost uranium supplies for power generation: minister


October 31st, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Power generation from nuclear reactors in India is set to increase manifold with more uranium supplies commencing soon in the wake of the civilian nuclear deal with the ... Read more...

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PM bats for more nuclear energy, praises Bhabha


October 30th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) With India's atomic pacts with the US and France sealed, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday vigorously batted for the deal, saying it will accelerate the development of ... Read more...

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Private players in n-power may be allowed: scientist


October 3rd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) The country can allow private players into nuclear power generation if the issues of safety - of plant and materials - are taken care of, a leading scientist ... Read more...

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Scientists want ombudsman to sort out pay panel anamolies


September 21st, 2008 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when India is scaling new scientific heights, designing fast breeder reactors and sending rockets to the moon, the pay poor packets of scientists may ... Read more...

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N-deal spin-off - 100,000 new jobs, more research opportunities


July 28th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Papri Sri Raman Chennai, July 28 (IANS) One of the spin offs of the India-US civil nuclear deal coming through will be the creation of 100,000 new jobs for the 30-odd reactors ... Read more...

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Import of n-technology necessary for India’s energy security


July 20th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) If India did not import nuclear technology or fuel - that the US nuclear deal is expected to facilitate - then it could face an unmanageable deficit ... Read more...

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UPA-Left exchange of documents on n-deal


July 10th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Excerpts from the exchange of documents on the India-US nuclear deal by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Left, as released by the Left parties: Left ... Read more...

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Nuclear energy inevitable for India’s rapid growth: scientist


July 9th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) India has to tap nuclear energy if it wants rapid growth, according to R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to the government. "If you have to grow big, you ... Read more...

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Government plans to exploit uranium, thorium reserves


March 14th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India has formulated a three-stage nuclear power programme to optimally use its uranium and thorium resources, parliament was informed Thursday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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