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Japan’s Monju nuclear reactor undergoes safety inspection

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 13:52

Japanese authorities began a regular safety inspection today of the prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor Monju following a series of discoveries of sloppy equipment checks by the operator.

India`s first PFBR to go critical early 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:26

India`s first 500-MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at Kalpakkam near here, is likely to go critical early next year and commercial generation of electricity is expected in March 2015.

IGCAR finalises design of commercial FBRs

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 14:34

Scientists from Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) have finalised the design features of the commercial Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR) which are to be constructed at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, a top scientist said.

Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned next year

Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 12:31

India is confident of commissioning the first-of-its-kind Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) next year with the technology challenges confronting it having been overcome.

Fast breeder reactor gets critical component

Last Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 12:21

In a 20-hour operation that ended early Saturday, the Rs 5,600 crore (USD 1.25 billion) prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) built by Bhavini at Kalpakkam near here got its fourth critical component -- the 65-tonne inner vessel.

Work on India`s first fast-breeder fuel cycle facility next year

Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2010, 13:22

Work on India`s first fast-breeder fuel cycle facility (FRFCF) is expected to start next year with the project`s regulatory clearances reaching the final leg.

Japan`s controversial nuclear reactor reaches criticality

Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 20:03

Japan`s controversial "fast-breeder" nuclear reactor reached criticality -- the point when a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining -- on Saturday following 14 years of suspension.

Fast Breeder Reactor to be delayed by a year: Chavan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 00:36

India`s Fast Breeder Reactor for commercial nuclear energy generation is likely to be delayed by a year, the Lok Sabha was told today.

India to build two more fast breeder reactors

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 20:51

Two more fast breeder reactors of 500 MWe capacity each would be set up here by 2020, a top official of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) said Tuesday.

India`s fast breeder reactor achieves second milestone

Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 10:25

India`s first indigenously designed 500MW fast breeder nuclear power project achieved its second milestone albeit silently when the huge main vessel was lowered into the safety vessel, an official said.