India’s Uranium Mining to Double This Year

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The nation has already begun designing its next generation of fast breeder reactors and plans to build 12 new reactors for nuclear power over the next two years.

As Russia Monday offered to help India lift restrictions on its civilian nuclear trade, Indian scientists said that the nation's uranium mining production would double this year.

The nation has already begun designing its next generation of fast breeder reactors and plans to build 12 new reactors for nuclear power over the next two years. Baldev Raj, Director of the Indira Gandi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), predicted that by 2020 India "will emerge as the leader on fast breeder technology." The fast breeder reactor is a fast neutron reactor designed to breed fuel by producing more sustainable fissile material than it consumes.

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