After missing several deadlines and delayed by six years, the fully indigenous 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam to be commissioned in two months. “This event will mark the beginning of the second phase of Indian Nuclear Power Programme,” said AK Bhaduri, director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. “IGCAR has been pursuing the indigenous technology for sodium-cooled Fast Breed Reactors and its associated fuel reprocessing fuels since its inception in 1971. The efforts are about to culminate within two months with the commissioning of PFBR,” he said while speaking at the 161st convocation of the University of Madras on Wednesday here.
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