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KAMINI (Kalpakkam Mini reactor) is a research reactor at Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research in Kalpakkam, India. Its first criticality was on October 29, 1996. It produces 30Mw of thermal energy at full power.

KAMINI is light water cooled and moderated, and fueled with uranium-233 metal produced by the irradiation of thorium in other reactors.

KAMINI was the first reactor in the world designed specifically to use uranium-233 fuel. Use of their large thorium reserves to produce nuclear fuel is a key strategy of India's nuclear energy program.

  • India: Experimental thorium reactor critical: News report, 1996
  • IGCAR Repocessing Group page documents use of reprocessed uranium-233 in KAMINI
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