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California’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was shut down in 2013. julius fekete/

The demise of US nuclear power in 4 charts

Commercial nuclear reactors provide roughly one-fifth of the electricity produced in the US. But they face grave threats to their continued operation.
The coils winding facility building in France, where a global effort to build the ITER fusion energy reactor is underway. Rob Crandall/

Why nuclear fusion is gaining steam – again

As fusion becomes more technically viable, it's time to assess whether it's worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace.

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