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ITER update: At least they got the name right February 28, 2014

Posted by Maury Markowitz in fusion.
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ITER under constructionIf it really is true the any news is good news, the management at ITER should be ecstatic right now.

I suspect they’re not.

A recently released 3rd party report on the project was damning, pointing out enormous problems with the project’s management, while the budget and timelines continue to recede into the infinite.

Completion has already slipped to 2020, four years late in a ten year timeline. The budget is currently US$22 billion, three times the estimates, and the report suggests this is going to rise dramatically.

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