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IOP welcomes focus on future of JET

27 June 2017

The UK is a world leader in nuclear fusion research, and the IOP is pleased to see that the sustainable future of the JET facility, together with the expertise at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) – one of Euratom’s most important research centres – is being addressed

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