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This Molten Salt Reactor EATS Nuclear Waste

Uneek Beebe
Published on 03 May 2021 / In Other

A Nuclear Renaissance. This Molten salt reactor can use ANYTHING! From nuclear waste, to depleted Uranium, to weapons grade plutonium.

It uses molten salt so it can never explode or melt down.

It can be made in a factory and shipped anywhere by road.

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Thumbnail: It's not a representation of Elysium's Plant, more of an artistic vision of what we think Large Fission Engines could look like in the deep Future. Image from Shutterstock.

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Most of the information in this video came from interviews recorded on Gordon McDowell's channel. It's an absolute goldmine of information, interviews, and talks from conferences.


0:00 - Intro

00:59 - How Fission Works
02:39 - The Problem with water
04:27 - The Fast Molten Salt Reactor
05:10 - Fast Reactors vs Thermal Reactors
06:54 - Modularity
08:30 - Nuclear Waste
09:38 - The Possibilities
10:13 - Breeding More Fuel
10:47 - Current Status
11:26 - Conclusion

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