Advantages of molten salt thorium small modular reactors
One emerging advanced nuclear reactor design is the thorium-based small modular reactor. Southern Company recently partnered with TerraPower to test this technology. Thorium-based reactors use an innovative method that is different from traditional uranium/plutonium-based reactors because they leverage molten salts.
This session will highlight the potential benefits of thorium technology for electric power generation and the advantages molten salt reactors could offer for the scalability of nuclear reactors.