MSR’s 101

Here is a good article that explains what a molten salt reactor is (MSR), and how these devices could lead to a revival of nuclear power for production of both electricity and distilled water.  The waste heat from every MW of electrical energy output can typically be used to generate 0.1 million gallons per day (MGD) of distilled water, so a smallish 250 MWe power plant could distill 25 MGD of water using just the heat that would otherwise be rejected to the atmosphere.  If implemented on a large scale, what would this mean for water and energy supplies?

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