Radioactive Wastes from Fusion Reactors

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Science  05 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3810, pp. 83-84
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3810.83-a


Calculation of the amount of tritium released from a hypothetical fusion reactor shows that it is 2 x 105 the amount released by generation of an equivalent amount of electricity by a fission reactor. Release of the tritium generated by a power economy, if the nuclear power were all fusion, would result in unacceptable worldwide dosages by the year 2000.