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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2016 10:35 pm 
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http://terrestrialenergy.com/terrestria ... ommission/

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OAKVILLE, ON – February 25th, 2016 – Terrestrial Energy is pleased to announce that it is submitting its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for Phase I of its pre-licensing Vendor Design Review. During the course of this review, which is an optional feedback process offered by the CNSC, Terrestrial Energy will be demonstrating that the design meets Canadian regulatory requirements in a number of technical topic areas. This is seen as the first step towards an eventual license application to build its first commercial demonstration IMSR power plant. - See more at: http://terrestrialenergy.com/terrestria ... ion/#.dpuf


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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2016 1:32 pm 
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February 25, 2016, TEI Staff wrote:
Using an innovative design and proven Molten Salt Reactor technology, the IMSR can be brought to global markets in the 2020s

Update on Regulatory Vendor Design Review of Advanced Reactor Designs in Canada

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Recently Terrestrial Energy (a Canadian Company) requested a Phase 1 review by CNSC of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR):

IMSR is a liquid molten salt reactor (fluoride or chloride salt)

The liquid salt is both the fuel and the coolant – a safety advantage – no loss of coolant and meltdown DBAs or H issues

ISMR - a self-contained reactor core - all key components are permanently sealed for its operating lifetime

After 7 yrs of design life, the IMSR is shut down and left to cool; once cooled enough, the spent IMSR core-unit is sent to long-term storage at a high-level storage site

The TEI IMSR leverages the high-temperature fluid-fueled design mainly for it's removing the horrendous meltdown catastrophe scenario.

The Flibe Energy (FE) LFTR design will leverage ALL of the advantages of the fluid-fuel design as envisioned by Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Seaborg. The FE LFTR will not generate spent core units. But FE has hurdles with its design that can be surmounted.

If the U.S. passes the present advanced nuclear legislation before October, FE can hustle DOE funding to initiate its licensing plan if it hasn't already. The way I understand the new laws, FE qualifies for vouchers and loan guarantees to help fund starting its license under an improved NRC multi-phase process for advanced designs that brings regulatory certainty. FE can rapidly leverage the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) for access to the technical, regulatory, and financial support necessary to move its LFTR design toward commercialization. Frankly, I hope Kirk Sorensen gets an exemption for fast-tracking his prototype; perhaps permission to soon begin work at a DOE site--Oak Ridge makes sense--if that were true and useful in the first place and it seems like it on the surface.

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2016 7:47 am 
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I wish them all well. I hope they both succeed in getting to market. And that there is then a vibrant market for them to compete in.


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