Scientists fear setback on fusion

Energy project faces cuts as U.S. invests in foreign program

Posted: July 2, 2012 at 3:04 a.m.

A worker at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory peers into a device being used to develop nuclear fusion, a potential source of clean energy.

Al von Halle, an electrical engineer, stands over a waist high twisted silver metal tube — his unfinished masterpiece — and says, “In the grand scheme of things, $80 million is not that much.”

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Business, Pages 21 on 07/02/2012