Most countries have today changed from the closed fuel cycle path to the once-through, open fuel cycle. India, however, is not only aiming for a closed fuel cycle but one based on Thorium for long-term domestic fuel supply. This is a huge and in many ways unique undertaking.
Will they succeed where a number of others have failed? The world is watching with great interest.
Dr M. R. Srinivasan, former chairman of the Department of Atomic Energy and the Atomic Energy Commission and the founding chairman of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, gives an excellent overview of the Indian Thorium Energy Program in his article.
A Nuclear Dream is set to come true: M. R. Srinivasan published by DECCAN Chronicle