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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2008 7:39 pm 
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LEADER ARTICLE: We're Not A Rogue State

At present, the NPT has been signed by all nations except three — Israel, India and Pakistan. North Korea was a signatory but withdrew from the treaty and conducted a nuclear test. Negotiations are on to bring back Pyongyang into the treaty. Of the three countries, Israel which acquired its nuclear weapons even before the NPT was formulated is not interested in civil nuclear commerce. That leaves only India and Pakistan. Unlike Pakistan, India is recognised as a country with advanced nuclear technology, which is a member of the international thermo-nuclear energy research project, has designed its own reactors, is developing a fast-breeder reactor and is doing research on conversion of thorium into uranium 233.

PostPosted: Nov 25, 2008 4:59 am 

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Reprocessing of spent imported fuel for separating plutonium for fast reactors/thorium fuel is very important. Russians have given clearance for such use for reactors still under construction!! If the spent fuel from decades of use in old BWRs at Tarapore can be reprocessed it can advance the cause of thorium fuel. Currently Indians are the people most motivated to use thorium fuel. In principle reprocessing under IAEA supervision has been agreed to but specific clearance has not been extended so far. Development of thorium fuel by India shall be good for the world. We're NOT a rogue state.

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