[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Fusion Project Struggles to Put the Pieces Together

Harrison, Tony tony.harrison at state.co.us
Fri Oct 26 15:10:35 CDT 2012

The world's largest scientific project is threatened with further delays,
as agencies struggle to complete the design and sign contracts worth
hundred of millions of euros with industrial partners, *Nature *has learned.

ITER is a massive project designed to show the feasibility of nuclear
fusion as a power source. The device consists of a doughnut-shaped reactor
called a tokamak, wrapped in superconducting magnets that squeeze and heat
a plasma of hydrogen isotopes to the point of fusion. The result should be
something that no experiment to date has been able to achieve: the
controlled release of ten times more energy than is consumed.
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Tony Harrison, MSPH

Inorganic & Radiochemistry Supervisor

Laboratory Services Division

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

8100 Lowry Blvd.

Denver, CO  80230

303-692-3046 | tony.harrison at state.co.us

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