A Thorium Molten Salt Reactor Comes Online!

A thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) hasn't come online in 40 years, so this is pretty big news. Thorium has the potential to supplant uranium as a nuclear fuel with fewer potential hazards (less nuclear waste, shorter half-lives, cheaper fuel, and less chance of melt-downs). It is also much more difficult to create weapon grade heavy metals, which is also why governments around the world have shown so little interest in the technology.

David Brannan