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Engineering lecture - The Stable Salt Reactor, a new class of reactor to suit all markets-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Nov 29, 2018

Category: News and Notices

With announcement of a nuclear research cluster, and private investment by Moltex Energy Canada into New Brunswick with their small modular reactor design, the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society, UNB’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) and the faculty of engineering are pleased to offer an informal mixer and lecture to learn more about the Moltex Stable Salt Reactor technology, ongoing design work and research and development opportunities occurring within the Province and at UNB.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Classroom C-11, Head Hall, UNB Fredericton. The mixer starts at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

Please join us as we welcome Mr. O’Sullivan and participate in what promises to be an enjoyable social and interesting lecture event. 

Synopsis: The Stable Salt Reactor Wasteburner (SSR-W) fuelled by spent nuclear fuel will be discussed as well as its fuel fabrication and reprocessing technologies. The same reactor type can be reconfigured to be thermal spectrum, fuelled by low enriched uranium, the SSR-Uranium. A further configuration allows thorium breeding in the coolant, the SSR-Th, which has limitless fuel. All three reactor types have different deployment timelines and different market applications

If you plan to attend, please contact Derek Mullin ( and Willy Cook ( so that we can confirm the number of attendees.

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