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Monday, October 29, 2007

Facts on Nuclear power in India

Recently India is on the headlines of nuclear power news discussing the perspectives of future development of its energy system. Here are some facts about what does nuclear power in India look like.
  • India has a flourishing and largely indigenous nuclear power program and expects to have 20,000 MWe nuclear capacity on line by 2020. It aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050.
  • Because India is outside the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty, due to its weapons program, it is largely excluded from trade in nuclear plant or materials, which has hampered its development of civil nuclear energy.
  • The nuclear weapons capability of India has arisen independently of its civil nuclear fuel cycle and uses indigenous uranium.
  • Because of its relative isolation in international trade and lack of indigenous uranium, India has uniquely been developing a nuclear fuel cycle to exploit its reserves of thorium.

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