Key Technology and Safety Issues
October 3-4, 2017
Join us for the 2017 Molten Salt Reactor Workshop at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, on October 3-4. Sessions will include presentations on 1) the inclusion of a National Technical Director for Molten Salt Reactors within Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Reactor Technologies Program, 2) summary and highlights from DOE’s Molten Salt Chemistry Workshop held in April, 3) “deep dive” on the MSRE design and operations experience, 4) MSR safety and regulatory information update, and 5) overview of MSR safety and regulatory issues. Following the successful featuring of the “MSR Pioneers” at the 2015 MSR Workshop, this year a special session on the “MSR Trailblazers” of the Future is being planned.
This film was produced in 1969 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Atomic Energy Commission to inform the public regarding the history, technology, and milestones of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE). Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment was designed to assess the viability of liquid fuel reactor technologies for use in commercial power generation. It operated from January 1965 through December 1969, logging more than 13,000 hours at full power during its four-year run. The MSRE was designated a nuclear historic landmark in 1994.
Video shows a demonstration of replacing the major components of a molten salt reactor mock-up built by ORNL in the late 1950s - early 1960s using remote handling technology.