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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Three stage Indian Nuclear program


The three stages of Indian Nuclear Program

STAGE-1:
Construction of pressurised heavy water reactors. These reactors use natural Uranium. Spent fuel from these reactors is reprocessed to obtain Plutonium.

STAGE-II:
Construction of fast breeder reactors fuelled by Plutonium produced in stage-I. These reactors would also breed U-233 from Thorium.

STAGE-III:
Construction of power reactors using U-233/Thorium as fuel.

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