Sunday, April 20, 2014

Win win: Energy from (nuclear) waste

Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment, ORNL
Did you know about the Waste Annihilating Molten Salt (WAMS) reactor idea? I didn't, though it sounds similar in principle - passively safe - to the molten salt thorium reactor which ran for 4 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Why aren't these means of both generating massive amounts of power plus ridding the world of highly active nuclear waste at the top of the energy agenda?