Japan, the European Union and four other parties failed on June 19th to forge an accord on which of the two rival candidate sites in Japan and France
will host an international project to build the world's first prototype nuclear fusion reactor. Now Professor Yevgeny Velikov urges them to make a
decision. "It's really important the decision should be made within the next two or three months."
Iter will be able to produce 'star power' plasma (right)
Professor Yevgeny Velikov, who has been working on nuclear fusion since 1978, said it was important to decide the site in the next three months.
The countries of the Iter Consortium are deadlocked over whether to build the reactor in France or Japan.
Professor Velikov said a commercial fusion reactor could open in 30 years.
He is the president of the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow, and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the US National Academy of
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Why do they always have to fight over the location, instead of over the technology? Nuclear fusion creates the possibility to phase out fossil fuels,
save the environment, stop global warming etc...etc...etc
What's the rush? We're only 30 some odd years late here. We should have been hitting this full tilt since the 70's oil embargo. Perhaps then the
focus wouldn't be on the middle east by now. Oil is nothing if we get an alternative.
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