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The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France is facing more delays, ITER director general Pietro Barabaschi said in an interview with AFP.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-for-iter-10511382

Oxford-based First Light Fusion (FLF), which is researching a number of alternative research directions to develop inertial confinement fusion ICF) for energy generation, announced on 29 August that it had successfully fired the first test ‘shot’ on one of the six limbs of its newly-constructed pulsed power machine. Machine 3 remains on track to be commissioned into service by the end of 2018, FLF said.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssuccessful-test-shot-for-oxford-inertial-confinement-fusion-company-6728400

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change has a problem with the world’s largest stocks of reactor-grade plutonium. The international association Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy view this as a one-time opportunity to benefit several advanced nuclear energy developments, none of which are acknowledged by DECC. By Brendan McNamara

Weak, short distance radiation makes it warm; so it is safe to hold but not to swallow. UK reactor grade plutonium is unsuitable for making weapons. And small-scale uses of UK plutonium could never go critical

Date: Friday, 27 May 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmarter-uses-for-plutonium