General Atomics nuclear fusion program (DIII-D) gets DOE funding extension

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego-based General Atomics is working to find an abundant source of energy without pollution or nuclear waste.

The goal of this nuclear fusion program known as DIII-D is to harness a virtually inexhaustible source of energy that, theoretically, could supply electricity for power plants all over the world while emitting no carbon pollution or long-lived nuclear waste.

And to help with that effort, the Department of Energy has given researchers a 5-year funding extension.

Wayne Solomon, Deputy Director of DIII-D at General Atomics, was in studio to talk about it.

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