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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 2:01 pm 
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India was affected by power outages this week, affecting 600 million people. I can only imagine that India will intensify building nuclear reactors, in order to prevent such events from happening in the future. I know that India was developing the thorium-fueled Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR). Does anyone know what the status is on the AHWR ? India has a complete roadmap with Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors, sodium-cooled fast reactors and AHWRs.


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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 6:55 pm 
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http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... er-thorium
Lack of a site is blamed for delay in construction of a technology proving reactor. Production is still far off due to shortage of fissile feed. Fast reactors are under construction, development and planning to create the fissile feed. If Russia or France could provide 20%LEU, the matter could be expedited.


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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 7:33 pm 
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India has nuclear weapon(s). Might one or more of them be used to start a LFTR?

Maybe Flibe Energy should seek to contract with BOTH India and Pakistan to convert part of their arsenals to LFTR feed.

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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Fissile feed for a thorium reactor is equal to a few hundred bombs(a few kg each).


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