Characteristics of Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor - Science & Technology

Q.  Which of the following is true about Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor?

1. It uses Lead-cooled fast reactor.
2. It will use plutonium-uranium oxide as fuel.
3. It is part of the three-stage nuclear power program.

- Published on 10 Jul 15

a. 1,2
b. 2,3
c. 1,3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: 2,3
 
Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is being developed at Kalpakkam will be commissioned in September. The Kalpakkam PFBR is using uranium-238 not thorium, to breed new fissile material, in a sodium-cooled fast reactor design.

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