Kalpakkam to Have Two More Prototype Fast Breeder Reactors

The Department of Atomic Energy will create two Prototype Fast Breeder Reactors (PFBR) of 600 MW each at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, besides the present one of 500 MW capacity which is probable to go fully functional.
“All the construction activities of PFBR have been accomplished and the integrated commissioning actions have started. PFBR is expected to go fully functional by October 2017.”
“This delay is mainly due to augmentation of certain additional assessments and forms on the installed equipment prior to start of their commissioning,” Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the PMO, which guises after the Department of Atomic Energy.
The minister believed the additional assessments and checks have basically emanated owing to both enlarged regulatory requirements and as a matter of abundant caution.
The 500 MW PFBR, which is to be practical by October, will be the major PFBR in the world for commercial use. No other country has effectively able to execute this feat. As per the three-stage Indian nuclear energy programme, PFBR will be achieving the second stage. In answer to another question, Singh whispered there has been a continuous rise in availability of radiation oncology facilities for cancer care in India and the number of treatment elements (Linear Accelerators and Telecobalts) have amplified from less than 250 in 1995 to roughly 552 units.

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