Molten salt reactors (MSRs) are by many seen as the ultimate thorium reactor. As several member countries have expressed their MSR interest to the IAEA, it has now decided to provide an international MSR specific platform to foster development. We are witnessing a growing understanding by people who are concerned about energy that nuclear will be a key player in our future energy mix and that nuclear as we know it can transform through development into an attractive energy source. As more people ask their countries to do the right thing, we are sure that more countries will join the international movement to develop a thorium based energy future. If MSR will be the winning technology platform, remains to be seen.
Stefano Monti, Head of the Nuclear Power Development Section at the IAEA, talks about nuclear.