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Schedule Concerns Delay ITER's Go-Ahead

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Science  27 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5957, pp. 1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5957.1172-b

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The scientific and engineering team building the ITER fusion reactor failed to win an expected endorsement from the project's governing council last week. The council, which represents the seven international partners in the project—China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the United States—sent the team back to do more work on the proposed construction schedule for the mammoth undertaking.