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July-August 2010

Volume 98, Number 4
Page 304

DOI: 10.1511/2010.85.304

What if we could turn back the clock to 1965 and have an energy do-over? In June of that year, the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) achieved criticality for the first time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

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