UK's Chief Scientist Believes Fusion Power Achievable

Sir David King says new fission plants produce less radioactive waste then older stations that are due to begin shutting down in the next fifteen years.

Published: 03-Apr-2005

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THE government’s chief scientific adviser yesterday urged more investment in the holy grail of nuclear fusion to help tackle global warming.

Sir David King, who last night gave the opening speech at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, said he believed fusion power would become a reality.

The phenomenon, which could provide almost limitless energy, has been researched by scientists worldwide for decades and Sir David urged more work to be done so it could be achieved sooner.

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