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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2017 6:36 pm 
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So MIT apparently wants to colocate a subcritical molten salt reactor with an existing research LWR, ostensibly for materials testing purposes, using the subcritical and colocation aspects to bypass typical licensing bottlenecks.

MIT’s Nuclear Lab has an Unusual Plan to Jump-Start Advanced-Reactor Research

Better than nothing for testing materials, or is this undesirable for some reason?


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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2017 6:52 pm 
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I've been hearing talk about this for several years. It's essentially a full-temperature, neutronically-relevant test of the fuels that they would want to use in the DOE-funded Fluoride Salt High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) work.

That said, not really a molten-salt reactor test.


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