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Alvin Weinberg's MSR "Protohistory"

I was very fortunate to meet Dr. Kazuo Furukawa in person several weeks ago, and he shared with me a fascinating talk that had somehow escaped my attempts to discover everything Alvin Weinberg said or thought or wrote down about the molten-salt reactor. The talk was called "The proto-history of the molten salt system" and it was given by Weinberg on February 23, 1997 to a delegation of Korean scientists visiting Oak Ridge National Lab. Weinberg's biography "The First Nuclear Era" doesn't say nearly as much about his experiences with MSR technology as I would have hoped, but it still says the vast majority of what we know about what he thought. I ...