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[cdn-nucl-l] Rumours of ITER death greatly exaggerated: Mutton
Posted in the Durham Region News on October 22, 2003 and at:
Carrying hope to the finish line...
Rumours of ITER death greatly exaggerated: Mutton
CLARINGTON - ITER is not dead.
That was Clarington Mayor John Mutton's reaction to a daily newspaper
article Monday that said the federal government was letting time run out on
Ontario's bid to host the multibillion-dollar International Thermonuclear
Experimental Reactor (ITER) planned by the world's leading industrial
Without federal backing, the article said, the Darlington site won't be on
the table to compete against bids from Europe and Japan as the site for
ITER. A decision needs to be made by a crucial Nov. 5 meeting in Beijing.
"We now know even more that a political decision must be made," Mayor Mutton
said at Monday night's Clarington council meeting.
He added ITER Canada has been authorized to go to those meetings.
If successful in winning the bid, the anticipated return on that investment
is upwards of $10 billion for the host country and as many as 69,000
man-years of employment.
"If anyone asks you if ITER is dead, ITER is not dead by any means," Mayor