MSRR – Abilene Christian University Application
||Abilene Christian University (ACU)
||Application for a construction permit for a molten salt research reactor (MSRR)
||August 12, 2022 (date of application submittal)
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The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently engaged in review activities of the Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) construction permit application. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab) mission is to provide global solutions to the world’s need for energy, water and medical isotopes by advancing the technology of molten salt reactors while educating future leaders in nuclear science and engineering.
||Low-power molten salt research reactor to support academic research.
||Functional containment (See SECY-18-0096 for a description of functional containment.)
||Up to 1 MWth (The research reactor will not produce electricity.)
||High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU) dissolved in Flibe salt.
For additional detail, see the following related pages:
Actual - A
Target - T
|Draft Safety Evaluation - Safety evaluation sections drafted and information gaps identified.
||08/2023 - T
|Advanced Safety Evaluation - Safety evaluation sections completed and assembled.
||01/2024 - T
|Final Safety Evaluation - Final safety evaluation updated and issued.
||05/2024 - T
|Draft Environmental Assessment
||10/2023 - T
|Final Environmental Assessment
||04/2024 - T