As DAE moves into commercial phase of the second stage of its nuclear power programme, it is imperative that back end of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) fuel cycle is managed with a commercial outlook and efficiency. The Nuclear Recycle Board has thus been formed in 2009. As the back-end fuel cycle activities comprising storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel from PHWRs, reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel and management of the nuclear waste are pursued in BARC, the Nuclear Recycle Board will function as an entity within BARC for speedy implementation of industrial scale projects and should maintain live links with state of art technology development. The Board will also operate under the purview of BARC Safety council. The board will have its headquarters located initially in Mumbai and will be shifted to Tarapur as its activities expand.
Foundation Stone laid for Construction of “Integrated Nuclear Recycle Plant” by Dr. Shrikumar Banerjee (then Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission) on 16 March 2012.
Tarapur Reprocessing Plant (TRP) was commissioned on 07th January 2011. TRP plant is Designed, Constructed and Commissioned to reprocess spent nuclear fuel from 220 MWe PHWR.
Latest technological aspects and rich operating experience are considered in the design to achieve name-plate capacity and produce quality products.
Radiological safety and environmental discharges are emphasised in design, construction and operation of the facility.