ITER STARTS WORK IN EARNEST: MILLIONS OF EUROS AVAILABLE FOR ITS NUCLEAR FUSION RESEARCH

BY KEITH NUTHALL, EMMA JACKSON and ALAN OSBORN

DESPITE widespread initial scepticism about its viability, the ITER project to build the world's first commercial nuclear fusion reactor is now under way. It is employing specialists (nearly 300 staff and rising at the end of 2008); releasing Euro millions in research and procurement funding; and in November of last year moved into its headquarters, in Cadarache, southern France, which is where the first nuclear fusion reactor will be built on a 180 hectare site.
So, after years of negotiations, ...


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