[ RadSafe ] Molten Salt Reactor

Dahlskog, Leif Leif.Dahlskog at health.wa.gov.au
Sun Aug 17 20:59:01 CDT 2014

I don't get this sentence in the article.
"Since salt's melting point is higher than the core temperature, even if power is lost and no one is around to fix things, the reaction will eventually stop on its own."

I though the salt was meant to be in a molten state. Anyone able to help me understand this ?

Leif Dahlskog 
Radiation Health Branch 

Grace Vaughan House|227 Stubbs Terrace|Shenton Park WA 6008 

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Molten Salt Reactor

Here is a link I posted on LinkedIn last night:

This morning CNN¹s Fareed Zakaria GPS TV interviewed Dr. Leslie Dewan, CEO, Transatomic Power Corporation. She graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in Cambridge, MA, where she designed search-and-rescue robots and equipment for in-field identification of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Leslie has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and an MIT Presidential Fellowship. She was named a TIME Magazine "30 People Under 30 Changing the World" in December 2013, an MIT Technology Review "Innovator Under 35" in September 2013, and a Forbes "30 Under 30" in Energy in December 2012.

I recommend that if you have the time, you should review the article as well as the interview.


Sandy Perle
Retired, Consultant

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