Fusion-fission hybrids: nuclear shortcut or pipe dream?

Fusion-fission hybrids may struggle to find an application while uranium mining remains economical. Image courtesy of Ikiwaner.



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  • Tokamak, fusion energy, fusion
  • Fuel pellet, nuclear power, nuclear fuel, uranium, plutonium
  • Uranium, mining, Namibia, Rossing mine, open-pit mining