Gen IV International Forum: Waste Strategy for Molten Salt Reactors

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's John Vienna and Brian Riley talk about a nuclear waste management strategy for fourth-generation molten salt reactors at Gen IV International Forum


Please consider attending: two PNNL nuclear experts will be presenting at a Gen IV International Forum webinar on June 15, 2022.

(Composite image by Melanie Hess-Robinson  |  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

5:30 a.m. PT, Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Nuclear Waste Management Strategy for Molten Salt Reactor Systems Webinar

Molten salt reactors are being considered as a potential option in meeting future energy demands, yet more information is needed on the treatment and processing of molten salt reactor-type wastes. On June 15, 2022, beginning at 5:30 A.M. PT, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory nuclear waste researchers, John Vienna and Brian Riley, will present on molten salt reactor-type wastes during a Generation IV International webinar series.

They'll focus on needed strategies for treatment and waste, from concepts of reconditioning and recycling certain components to partitioning and direct immobilization of other waste components. The primary focus will be on the management of fuel salt-related wastes while other streams unique to molten salt reactors are also briefly discussed.

Watch the recorded webinar and review the presentation slides: 



About Generation IV International forum webinar series


In 2016, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Education and Training Task Force began organizing a monthly webinar series to feature speakers from around the world, explaining why generation IV reactor systems are crucial for the sustainability of the nuclear fuel cycle. 

About the Speakers