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[cdn-nucl-l] Molten Salt Reactors: "Too Good to Leave on the Shelf"
David gave a couple of talks at Chalk River last year, and just recently one
(PS. CANDU-type HW fuel-channel MSR versions are also possible -- no
high-pressure fuelling machines or fuel shuffling required, and burnup is
total, with on-line FP removal; much higher energy conversion efficiency
too, and no chance of fires like in Monju-type sodium-cooled reactors....)
Too Good to Leave on the Shelf
A reactor design mothballed 40 years ago doesn't seem like a technology with
But molten salt reactors could actually deliver on nuclear power's
long-heralded promise of cheap and limitless energy.
By David LeBlanc
David LeBlanc is a physics researcher with Carleton University in Ottawa,
LeBlanc has founded Ottawa Valley Research Associates Ltd. to advance molten
salt reactor designs.