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Design Changes Will Increase ITER Reactor's Cost

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Science  13 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5882, pp. 1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5882.1405

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This month, funders of the €10 billion ITER fusion project, which seeks to demonstrate that a burning plasma can be controlled to produce useful energy, face the daunting task of keeping the project's budget under control, as scientists present a wish list of design changes.