Molten salt and traveling wave nuclear reactors
Two advanced nuclear power reactor designs that can solve a multitude of problems
This is part 5 of a series.
The Molten salt reactor
„Of all the advanced reactor designs, the molten salt reactor (MSR) has evoked by far the greatest enthusiasm. One can speak of a veritable “fan club.” Among the positive features of this reactor type (see below) are its intrinsic safety features and its suitability for utilizing thorium as a fuel source. Thorium is vastly more common than uranium, and promises to greatly simplify the problem posed by so-called nuclear waste.“ (…)