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September 05, 2012

India starting 1000MW Kudankulam reactor now, 500 MW fast breeder 2013 and 300 MW Thorium reactor in 2017

NY Daily News - The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first unit by December, an Atomic Energy Commission member (AEC) said here Monday The fuel loading will start next week and power generation will start by end of October and is expected to reach its peak probably by December when it will generate 1000 MW.

The prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) of 500 MW capacity at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, which ensures safety by carrying out recycling activities on site, would begin operations next year.

India's first thorium reactor - the advanced heavy water reactor (AHWR) of 300 MW capacity might start operations by 2017.





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