June 26, 2022
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In a recent Bulletin of Atomic Scientists article, M. V. Ramana has questioned the viability of molten salt reactors. This note is the Gordian Knot Group's response.
1 thought on “Trashing the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment”
Thank you Jack. The guys working under MacPherson deserve to be remembered as great researchers and perceptive engineers. These guys are gods to me. Their work so inspired me that I decided to write a novel aimed at the Millennials who need to know that our generation – the Boomers – really messed up. The book will be called Glowing Heart and is available in a pre publication version on Amazon – you can download it onto your Kindle/PC/tablet and it’s there for my early readers to access and critique. It is deliberately not technical and still not a finished work but it explains the reactor ( that I call the crystallin) work done at ORNL in simple terms for the target market.
My background was working on the CANDU – especially the rotating equipment on the conventional side. We supplied a lot of gear for Pickering, Bruce and even Darlington. Needles to say, I am now retired and technically incompetent but still hopeful that the work done on molten salt will become the basis for a future reactor evolution.
Thanks again for keeping the work alive.
Gregory Ast P.Eng.