JASON on Producing Tritium for Fusion Reactors

01.02.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

If nuclear fusion were ever to become a practical method of generating electrical  energy, there would be a continuing requirement to produce significant quantities of tritium for fusion reactor fuel.  The JASON scientific advisory panel was asked by the Department of Energy to assess the feasibility of large scale tritium production.  Its findings were presented in a new report obtained by Secrecy News.  See “Tritium,” November 2011.