MSR Article: "Salt of the earth"

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an article in the “popular media” on the topic of fluoride reactors, beyond the occasional one I’ve seen about MSRE remediation. Occasionally, there’s one about thorium and the promise that it shows as a nuclear fuel, but these articles practically never mention fluoride reactors. Even articles about the DOE Gen-4 program (of which the fluoride reactor is one of the concepts) scarcely ever mention it, except when they’re enumerating the six reactor concepts. Usually they concentrate on the Very-High Temperature Reactor or a sodium or lead-cooled fast breeder.

So imagine my surprise when I saw this article today:

The Engineer Online: Salt of the earth

They did pretty good on the technical details of the reactor concept–not perfect, but pretty good. I’ve submitted a comment to the article and encourage others to do so as well.



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