Nuclear energy is immeasurably cleaner than other sources, and 'Transatomic' is a new energy company looking to make the system of electricity generation even more efficient and less wasteful. Transatomic has reinvented a type of nuclear reactor from the 1960s called the molten salt reactor, and the system promises to improve upon that decades-old design to further reduce waste from an already efficient system.
Like any form of electricity generation, nuclear power works by heating up water into steam that turns turbines. While coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuel-based energy sources contribute to carbon emissions, nuclear power produces only a relatively small amount of heavy metal waste. With Transatomic's molten salt reactors, waste from nuclear fission can be lessened by a factor of half when compared to today's commonly used light water reactors.