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Fear and loathing and deception in the world of nuclear fusion research

I was disappointed that the New Energy Times had the DCMA take down a post on this site. It was- “Nuclear fusion: American Association for the Advancement of Science deceived by ITER propagandists”.  But of course, they had every right to do so, as it was their article.

Here at nuclear-news, we strive to get out all the information we can, on the often weird and wonderful, not to say dangerous and secretive, world of the nuclear industry.

When it comes to nuclear fusion, the story is extra muddied, because the ordinary peasant, including myself, has trouble trying to understand the ins and outs of this extraordinary technology, which has great promise for clean energy, – or maybe not.

What I did glean from the now-disappeared article, was that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) program, or some of its proponents have misled non-experts about the potential power output of the ITER experimental nuclear fusion reactor.   It’s a complicated story, involving various people, including Professor Ian Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Agency.  And  – it’s a story of widespread, consistent, and long-standing deception, repeated in many prestigious websites and reputable journals.

Anyway – this story of murky competition in the nuclear fission drive, is detailed in another article in the New Energy Times – more

It doesn’t increase our faith in costly nuclear high tech research.

July 14, 2020 - Posted by | Christina's notes, secrets,lies and civil liberties, technology


  1. And – here’s a comment from the original post that has now been taken down
    I have a Doctorate, in a science discipline. I worked at the NY Poison Center. I worked at Los Alamos. I was a Radiation Health Physics Tech, at a nuclear complex, before I finished University.

    I have a portable Scintillometer. I have a cheaper rebuild, gamma spectrometer, that works.
    I have some expensive Geiger counters that I play with as an amateur scientist, these days, since Fukishima.

    Using fusion as a way to generate nuclear energy, creates high levels of Neutron radiation and some Gamma radiation. Gamma and neutron radiation, are extreme forms of radiation.

    It is hard to contain fusion reactions. They would have to use zirconium shells, in fusion reactors to contain the neutron radiation if it were carried out on a commercial level. .

    One of the major problems with Fusion, is the the constant degradation of zirconium and other containment by neutrons.

    Nuclear fusion creates nuclear waste in the forms of tritium and irradiated Zirconium containment.

    Course none of the hucksters, conartists, thieves, and liars that slop from the public trough, will talk about this.

    They will not talk about these major problems because, there are billions to be made from the ponzi schemes, the cons, the fraud associated with such hi-tech-hard engineederd boondoggle.
    Why mess with it when there is so much hi-tech solar, wind, other renewables available.

    Comment by Ken | February 16, 2019

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | July 14, 2020 | Reply

  2. Inspiring article. I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles.

    SimPHARM Team

    Comment by SimPHARM | July 15, 2020 | Reply

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