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Leaders hail assembly phase of experimental fusion reactor Iter

Image: ITER Organization

Politicians praise ‘amazing progress’ of international initiative under construction in France

An international project to demonstrate the viability of fusion energy by building the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor, called Iter, has marked a milestone as it prepares to begin the assembly phase.

In a semi-virtual ceremony held partly on site in south-eastern France on 28 July, representatives from China, the EU, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States cheered the engineers and administrators building the machine.

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