TITLE

Transparency needed

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Nature;5/28/2009, Vol. 459 Issue 7246, p483
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the need for transparency regarding the costs of ITER, which is an international fusion project. The author notes the original cost estimate of the project and its increase, theorizes why no one knows the true cost of the project, and cites how the nuclear agencies' unwillingness to disclose the amount is unfair to taxpayers. The author suggest that while full financial disclosure is painful it would prompt honest debate about energy technologies such as fusion.
ACCESSION #
40307908

 

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