US to Join Negotiations on Major International Fusion Project SpaceDaily

President Bush has decided that the U.S. will join the negotiations for the construction and operation of a major international magnetic fusion research project, U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today. Known as ITER, the project’s mission is to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy. “This international fusion project is a major step towards a fusion demonstration power plant that could usher in commercial fusion energy,” Secretary Abraham said.