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First major Iter component successfully moved into position

Image: ITER Organization

Historic moment hailed for nuclear fusion demonstration project

The international fusion energy demonstration project Iter has passed a construction milestone, with the first major piece of the machine—the base of an insulating cryostat—being manoeuvred into place.

The event marked the culmination of a 10-year effort to design, build and position the crucial component, the Iter organisation said on 28 May.

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