APSARA, Uranium Reactor Becomes Operational at BARC

‘Apsara’, the first research reactor in Asia became operational in Trombay campus of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in August 1956.  After providing more than five decades of dedicated service to the researchers, the reactor was shut down in 2009. 
Nearly sixty-two years after Apsara came into existence, a swimming pool type research reactor “Apsara-upgraded”, of higher capacity was born at Trombay. The reactor, made indigenously, uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU).  
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Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Mr Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas is the present Director of BARC. 
  • BARC Headquarters in Mumbai.