Our Mission: No Nuclear Fuel Waste
Nuclear waste is simply fuel that has become too radioactive to continue to be used in current LWRs.
Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) already have several major advantages over conventional Light Water Reactors (LWRs) when it comes to used nuclear fuel.
- First, MSRs use a higher percentage of their fuel, and so they produce less waste.
- Second, the fuel that remains from an MSR is less radioactive, so it is more easily stored.
- And third, because the unused portion of MSR fuel is less radioactive, it only needs to be stored for a fraction of the time required for used fuel from LWRs before radioactivity decays.
But we're not satisfied yet.
Our goal is to reduce nuclear waste all the way to zero by discovering ways to more thoroughly consume the nuclear fuel, and extract and use any materials that are no longer suitable for use in the reactor.
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