Science: A Doughnut for Power

A long step was taken last week toward the still-distant goal of providing the U.S. with a virtually limitless source of energy. In Washington, the new Energy Research and Development Administration issued a draft "environmental statement"* detailing the environmental impact of a large, advanced fusion test reactor. ERDA's action made it clear that the U.S. is determined to harness nuclear fusion, the process that feeds the fires of the sun and gives H-bombs their awesome power. If all goes well, the $215 million test reactor, to be built on the Forrestal campus of...

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