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Fusion power is neat, but not really necessary.

Fusion would have similar political problems to fission; and the economics aren't much improved either.

Perhaps if we ever ran out of fissionable material, fusion would become economic.




What political problems might that be?


All the anti-nucular protestors? Or eg whatever made Angela Merkel turn off the German reactors after a reactor of a very different design in a very different set of circumstances in Japan broke.

Fusion is just yet another nuclear reactor design as far as politics might be concerned.


Ah is see. Although I would not put it past people to protest nuclear fusion, it would be strange indeed, since nuclear fusion does not produce the same kind of radioactive waste(shorter half-life) as alternative nuclear technologies.




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