• Short Summary

    PLANS BY INDIA TO BOOST ITS CAPACITY FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH TOOK A STEP FORWARD LAST FRIDAY (JANUARY 22) WITH OPENING OF A PLUTONIUM PLANT AT BOMBAY, BY MR.

  • Description

    PLANS BY INDIA TO BOOST ITS CAPACITY FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH TOOK A STEP FORWARD LAST FRIDAY (JANUARY 22) WITH OPENING OF A PLUTONIUM PLANT AT BOMBAY, BY MR. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, INDIA PRIME MINISTER. BUILT AT A COST OF MORE THAN GBP57 MILLION STERLING, IT WILL PROVIDE FUEL FOR INDIA'S THREE ATOMIC REACTORS.

    ALTHOUGH INDIA'S IS ONE OF A HALF-DOZEN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD ABLE TO PRODUCE ITS OWN ATOMIC FUEL, IT MADE THE DECISION TO BUILD THE PLUTONIUM PLANT SO THAT IT COULD EXPLOIT ITS RESERVES OF THORIUM. IT HAS THE LARGEST DEPOSITS OF THORIUM IN THE WORLD, AND ITS FROM THIS MINERAL THAT PLUTONIUM - A RICH FEASIBLE MATERIAL - IS EXTRACTED.

    DESIGN WORK ON THE PLANT BEGAN IN 1958 AND WAS COMPLETED IN 1961, AFTER WHICH CONSTRUCTION STARTED. ACTIVE FUEL WAS INTRODUCED TO PLANT LAST JUNE, AND IT HAS BEEN OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY SINCE THEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2S0693Y7GWNY9LJ0OV0OAN7B
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2S0693Y7GWNY9LJ0OV0OAN7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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