Nuke Fusion: Bush to fund fusion energy machine

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posted on Feb, 2 2003 @ 06:35 AM
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PRINCETON, New Jersey (CNN) -- The Bush administration will join an international consortium that plans to build a $5 billion fusion machine to produce power, the U.S. energy secretary announced Thursday.

The United States will be responsible for about 10 percent of the cost of the project, expected to begin construction in 2006. The other partners are China, Japan, the European Union, Russia and Canada.

The first machine to be built will be an experimental version. More research and development will be needed before scientists learn how to harness the fusion reactions.

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posted on Feb, 2 2003 @ 09:44 AM
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Very interesting, I wonder if this could signal a change in US energy policy ?





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