It's The Register FFS, not some random site.
"The Waste Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor (WAMSR) is based on designs
first dreamt up in the 1950s for reactors that used liquid rather than
solid fuels. Two graduate students at MIT have now upgraded those
designs so that the reactors can be fueled by nuclear waste, and also
designed a safety system that will automatically shut the reactor down
without power or human intervention."
Istr it's a spin-off from thorium research, where they found that
low-grade conventional fuel (that would normally be 'waste') could be
used in the pile and contribute significantly to the energy output,
thus reducing its potential hazard, too.
If they've done new work on this and improved it, it's a step forward
and I expect the nuke-proponents on here (me included) to be glad of
OK, then in future I'll just ignore links posted without any sort of
accompanying summary that indicates the purpose of the post. ISTR
someone complaining recently when dennis did that, but I can't remember
who it was now.
"That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
Nothing conceptually new. And anyone who believes that two MIT grad
students, even good ones, are going to overturn the thinking which has
gone into reactor designs over the past 75 years they are, frankly, deluded.
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