Molten Salt Reactors — MIT Spinoff steps into the game.

While many are reluctant to embrace nuclear reactors due to their waste output. A new design is likely to reduce the significance of the problem (or at the very least its volume).

The new reactor design, which so far exists only on paper, produces 20 times as much power for its size as Oak Ridge’s technology. That means relatively small, yet powerful, reactors could be built less expensively in factories and shipped by rail instead of being built on site like conventional ones. Transatomic also modified the original molten-salt design to allow it to run on nuclear waste.

A New Molten-Salt Reactor Could Halve the Cost of Nuclear Power | MIT Technology Review

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