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The Quest for Sustainable Energy

Fusion energyーthe ultimate energy for a sustainable society in the 21st centuryーis superior in the following three respects:

■ Plentiful Fuel Resources

Large quantities of fusion reactor fuel (Deuterium and Lithium) are found in sea water.

■ Excellent for the Environment

Fusion does not generate CO₂ or other harmful atmospheric emissions, i.e. it does not produce greenhouse gases or contribute to global warming. Fusion also does not create any long-lived radioactive nuclear waste.

■ Inherently safe

Fusion is not a chain reaction, so a "melt down" is not possible. Tritium is used as a fuel but the techniques for the safe storage and handling of tritium are well developed, and ITER has been designed with strict safety measures to ensure containment.