Fast breeder nuclear reactor to begin operations this year

A 500-MW fast breeder nuclear reactor in India is expected to begin generating power by September.

The reactor will use MOX fuel, a blend of plutonium and uranium oxide and will be located at the Madras Atomic Power Station in Kalpakkam, according to NDTV.

Bhavani will operate the fast breeder reactor at the site. It is currently undergoing testing and other processes that scheduled for completion in one to two months, the article said. Fuel loading will begin soon after.

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