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MSR/LFTR Development: WASH-1222 and Beyond

Where is the LFTR on the product development cycle?A proof of concept MSR prototype was built in the 1950's. It was regarded as highly successful. An advanced MSRE prototype was built and tested between 1966 and 1969. It was, like the first prototype, considered an outstanding successes. The MSRE Accomplished all experimental objectives The MSRE, tested many advanced technologies, including * Online reactor refueling* First reactor to use U-235, U-233, and Pu-239 as nuclear fuel* The longest reactor runs between shutdowns at the time* Verified MSR safety features* Successfully use of the liquid LiF-BeF2-ZrF4-UF4 fuel/coolant formula. Several ...