ORNL reactor’s past tied to nation’s energy future

The #MoltenSaltReactor was designed and operated at #ORNL in the 1960s, testing a reactor concept and the use of molten salts — a mixture of #Lithium, #Beryllium and #Zirconium #Fluorides — that served as the reactor’s coolant and also contained the dissolved #FissionFuel (initially #U235 and later #U233).

Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/columnists/ornl-reactors-past-tied-to-nations-energy-future_13592238

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