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.
During the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, the nuclearpower industry advocated reprocessing spent fuel to provide plutonium for breeder reactors as a way of stretching U.S.
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.
Cost for Fast Breeder Reactors 1&2 is yet to be finalised.
The government has repeatedly been putting off the target date to commercialize a fast breeder reactor. Under a long-term plan it formulated in 1967, the target was around 1985.
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).
The 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) being constructed at Kalpakkam is in advanced stage of construction and commissioning.
He further added that the background for creating indigenous fast breeder reactor technology by including250 organisations.
The Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Sekhar Basu has revealed that the country s maiden 500-MW prototype fast breeder reactor is ready to go critical by the end of 2014.