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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized fusion reactor breakthrough boast

ZSn

Have seen some of the costings done for the predecessor of ITER - the total cost of a fusion plant per Gigawatt (adding all the externals) is about the same as that for a coal plant. The difference is it is non-poluting and the supplies of lithium that are currently available are predicted to last about 1000 years (assuming no new finds and no really big increases in power requirements!).

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