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light water

[′līt ′wȯd·ər]
(materials)
A water solution of perfluorocarbon compounds mixed with a polyoxyethylene thickener; used as a fire-fighting agent.
(nucleonics)
Water in which both the hydrogen atoms in each molecule are of the isotope protium.
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New Delhi [India], July 20 ( ANI ): The government has accorded 'in principle' approval of five coastal sites and designated them for locating large capacity Light Water Reactors (LWRs) for Nuclear Energy in cooperation with the Russian Federation, France & the United States.
The nearest to completion are the light water reactors.
The North in 2010 disclosed the existence of a uranium enrichment facility and light water reactor, purportedly to generate power.
Aaconsensus has emerged among members of the KEDO executive bureau to terminate the light water reactor project as soon as possible and to draw a line under KEDO activities before the end of 2006.
The agency plans to base the next-generation nuclear reactor on the existing light water type, as a program has been effectively stalled for the development of a fast breeder reactor that could generate electricity while producing more fuel than it consumes, they said.
The principal architect of a landmark 1994 accord between the United States and North Korea to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program has proposed reviewing the deal, citing technical difficulties involved in building two light water reactors, a centerpiece of the agreement.
When the researchers used regular light water with dissolved lithium ions, nothing unusual happened: The amount of heat energy they measured matched the sum of energy put into the cells in electricity and the chemical energy from cell reactions.
There have been some reports in the media raising certain issues regarding the quality of equipment and components in the Light Water Reactor (LWRs) at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu which has been set up in technical collaboration with M/s Atomstroyexport (ASE) of the Russian Federation.
recently told visiting US scholars it was building a light water nuclear