The idea is to install small reactors that use natural uranium to generate power, the waste that emerges from this can then be used as fuel in so called "fast breeder reactors" and finally a completely new kind of reactor the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor a plant that feeds on the abundant thorium reserves could generate enough electricity to power the nation for 250 years, fulfilling India's quest for energy independence.
What does HWR stand for?
HWR stands for Heavy Water Reactor
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- Half-Wave Retarder
- Hand Writing Recognition
- Harbison-Walker Refractories (various locations)
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- Hardware Replacement
- Hazardous Waste Reduction
- Hazardous Waste Regulations
- Height-to-Weight Ratio (body measurement)
- Henley Women's Regatta (UK)
- Hot Water Return
- Hot Wet Rock
- Hull Weight Ratio
- Hazardous Waste Reduction Act
- Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program
- Hazardous Waste Research Center (est. 1988)
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
- High Wycombe Riding Club (est. 1989; UK)
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With a capacity of 1 million kilowatts, the Shin Wolsong 1 is a pressurized heavy water reactor based on Canadian technology.
The UN Security Council had imposed four sets of sanctions on Iran after it refused to suspend both enrichment and its heavy water reactor program, and therefore, any sign that it is ready to open a larger window is likely to blunt US-led efforts to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic for defying the Security Council.
The event was Iran's highly touted grand tour of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant and the Arak heavy water reactor that is under construction.
Foreign diplomats representing 120 countries visited Iran's Arak heavy water reactor and Natanz enrichment facility on Saturday and Sunday.
However according to the Economic Times newspaper, quoting officials from India's Directorate of Atomic Energy, which runs the Atomic Energy Commission and regulates NPCIL, India's own 500 to 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) reactors are more likely to be used in the railway project.
Heavy water reactors do not need enriched uranium fuel to function.