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ITER Costs Give Partners Pause

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1707
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1707a

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Last week, ITER scientists revealed a new cost estimate for the multibillion-dollar fusion reactor that was 30% higher than earlier calculations. Now the project's seven international partners must decide whether they can afford it.