breeder reactor


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breeder reactor

A nuclear reactor which can produces more fissile nuclear fuel than it consumes, because the neutrons breed fissile fuels from 238U and 232Th. Breeder reactors were popular until increasing reserves of uranium where found.
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The stated purpose of this reactor was to show that a complete breeder reactor power plant could operate successfully and reprocess nuclear fuel.
India's need to exclude its breeder reactor program from safeguards appears to be based several factors.
Reportedly, the increase to 20 GWe would be achieved through a mix of pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs), light water reactors and fast breeder reactors, including construction of five fast breeder reactors of 500 MWe each and the import of eight light water reactors of 1000 MWe each.
Under Zinn, Argonne built the first experimental breeder reactor, EBR-1, on its Idaho Falls, Idaho, site.
Fast Breeder Reactors are safe and efficient apart from the benefits from environmental considerations.
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a Public Sector Undertaking of this Department is presently constructing a 500 MW capacity Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu which is at an advanced stage of commissioning.
A Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under the second stage is being commissioned by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.
With a worldwide reputation, Industeel has also participated in the building of several types of reactor including: EPR or evolutionary power reactor; pressurised water reactor (PWR); boiling water reactor (BWR); fast breeder reactor (FBR) and CANDU (short for CANada Deuterium Uranium).
Japan Atomic Energy Agency said an alarm was activated early Monday morning indicating a sodium coolant leakage at its Monju prototype fast breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.
The 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) being constructed at Kalpakkam is in advanced stage of construction and commissioning.
If the development of the controversial Monju prototype fast breeder reactor is continued, its costs will swell to over 1.