Re: Hmmm indead
Oak Ridge was a very good proof of concept.
Amongst other things, they used to shut the MSR system down on Friday afternoon and fire it up on Monday morning because noone wanted to have to stick around over the weekends to keep it running.
You simply CAN'T do that with a PWR/BWR fuel rod design.
The oft quoted "corrosion problem" is FUD too - what was found was almost no corrosion, significantly less than existig PWR/BWR systems and it was believed with further research they could eliminate even that - which was supposed to be the focus of the next research round that Nixon killed off.
Never mind, the chinese are going full speed on MSR research, as are the Dutch and Danish. Whoever gets low cost Modular power systems deployed to developing countries first will dominate the world's economy for the next 2 centuries.