Wednesday, 31 October 2012

India's Experimental Thorium Fuel Cycle Nuclear Reactor [NDTV Report]

Owing to the abundant availability of Thorium within the country, India has steadfastly pursued with its R&D programme to make use of its Thorium supply to generate electricity. As a result, two types of Reactors using Thorium -- the Fast-Breeder Reactor & the Thorium Cycle based Nuclear Reactors are being developed in India & India is considered one the leading countries in the field of Nuclear energy involving Thorium.

The NDTV report covered the experimental Thorium Fuel Cycle Nuclear currently in operation at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre [BARC] in Mumbai. The deployment of Nuclear Reactors running the Thorium Fuel Cycle is part of the third stage of India's 3-Stage Nuclear programme.

A thorium reactor will be safe from meltdowns - unlike the present nuclear reactors we have dotted all over the world. Remember that the fallout from Fukushima and Chernobyl stays with our civilisation for hundreds of years. We must replace the old reactors ASAP.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2012.]

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