International Agreement Gives Green Light to Fusion Plant

November 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/27/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 21, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports on the international agreement signed by the U.S., China, European Union and other countries for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) on November 21, 2006. According to Ned Sauthoff, director of the U.S. ITER project office at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. will contribute $1.122 billion, including $500 million in procurements under the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Construction could start on an eight-year schedule in 2009, Sauthoff added.


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