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  •  I'm not much of a fusion guy. (1+ / 0-)
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    Fusion has not generated a single watt of grid power.

    If it does someday, it will still depend on access to tritium.   Because the fusion reaction produces one neutron, and because of other technical considerations, I really don't see how fusion could work without a fission infrastructure to support it.

    The world supply of tritium right now is about 18 kg.  It has been accumulated over many years, decades really, as a side product from CANDU operations.  Most of it remains in Canada.  A 500 MW fusion reactor would consume, as I understand it, all of that tritium in about 6 months.

    If you produce the link, though, I'll look at it.   I haven't seen it.

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