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Electricity Generation

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 36622, tabled on 4 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information her Department holds on the viability of molten salt reactors to generate electricity.

Answered on

11 May 2016

In 2012, DECC published an ‘Assessment of advanced reactor systems against UK performance metrics’, which it had commissioned from the National Nuclear Laboratory. This analysis covered molten salt reactors.

These can be found online at:

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change