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Madras Atomic Power Station




Madras Atomic Power Station, Indiaís first indigenously designed atomic power plant and fuel reprocessing plant, is situated at Kalpakkam, about 80 km south of Chennai. Started commercial production in 1984, this pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) generates about 340 MWe of electrical power. It uses mixed uranium-plutonium-carbide as fuel and sodium as coolant. The plant has state-of-the-art spent fuel reprocessing units, interim storage facilities (ISF) and waste treatment facilities that includes plutonium fuel fabrication for fast breeder reactors (FBRs).

Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport.



Updated on 11th September, 2014
District: Kanchipuram
Location: Kalpakkam    

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