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Russian magnet en route to Iter, despite sanctions over Ukraine

Image: ITER Organization

France-based fusion project is technically exempt from sanctions over the war

A ship carrying a crucial Russian-made part for the Iter nuclear fusion project is finally on its way from St Petersburg to France.

The 200-tonne coil—which will become one of 25 of the facility’s main magnets when electricity flows through it—was built in that city under the supervision of Russian atomic agency Rosatom.

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