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Nuclear News | December 14, 2017

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The World’s First Nuclear Fusion Plant Nears Completion

 The world’s first nuclear fusion plant has now reached 50 percent completion, the project’s director-general announced Dec. 6.
When it is operational, the experimental fusion plant, called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), will circulate plasma in its core that is 10 times hotter than the sun, surrounded by magnets as cold as interstellar space.