Q. Fast Breeder Test Reactors (FBTR) is located in which of the following place?

[A] Kaiga

[B] Kundankulam

[C] Kalpakkam

[D] Tarapur

Answer: C

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years.  

  • A test reactor, called Fast Breeder Test Reactors (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback.  
  • Based on this experience and also taking into account the international experience, design of a 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) has been done.  
  • The design has been peer reviewed by international design agencies.  
  • Indigenously produced Mixed Uranium & Plutonium Oxide will be used as the fuel in the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam. 

Source: Agrahari