Partners Will Rethink Fusion Project

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Science  30 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5351, pp. 649
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5351.649b

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Andrew Lawler The search for cheaper versions of a massive fusion project will begin next month, when partners in the $10 billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) meet to discuss the project's fate. The impending decision to consider cost-saving alternatives to the current design, revealed last week by U.S. fusion officials and confirmed by ITER director Robert Aymar, marks a major shift in direction for the troubled program.