Bhabha atomic reactor refurbished

Times of India
October 18, 2002

Mumbai — The Cirus nuclear research reactor at the BARC has been reborn. The refurbishment of the reactor, which is nearly 40 years old, was completed recently after approximately five years, BARC’s reactor group director S.K. Sharma said.

Systems are now being tested and the reactor is likely to be formally recommissioned by the end of this month. The reactor will remain operational for the next 15 years to 20 years.

He said that the refurbishment involved upgrading safety systems and replacing old parts. “This was done at a fraction of the cost of building a new facility having a similar capacity,” he said.


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