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Nuclear—Advancing molten salt reactors

 U.S. Dept. of Energy

September 4, 2018 — Experts focused on the future of nuclear technology will gather at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

for the fourth annual Molten Salt Reactor Workshop on October 3–4. Stakeholders from all areas of the MSR community, including industry, academia, the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will discuss topics around this year’s theme: Creating a Self-Sustaining Environment for MSR Success. “It is exciting to see how momentum is building,” said ORNL’s Lou Qualls, who expects more than 200 participants at this year’s event. “We view this workshop as a springboard for action, and this year is an opportunity to begin the steps needed to move MSRs to the grid.” The workshop is part of the first Nuclear Opportunities Week, which will include the Nuclear Suppliers Workshop at ORNL, the Millennial Nuclear Caucus at the Y-12 National Security Complex and a 75th anniversary of nuclear energy celebration.