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Why can't the US get behind a fusion reactor based on Dr. Robert Bussard's work?

from Wikipedia: Instead of a Tokamak based design for a fusion reactor. Dr. Robert Bussard used what he called a 'polywell device' A polywell device is a type of fusion reactor that was developed by Robert Bussard under a US Navy research contract. It traps electrons inside its hollow center by inertial electrostatic confinement. Then, positively charged ions can be injected for the purpose of achieving magnetic confinement fusion. The polywell device can trace its development from the ideas behind the Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor. Bussard theorized that this device could potentially generate net energy production and thus become a source for electric power. In August 2007, EMC2 received a $1.8M U.S. Navy research contract to continue the reactor development.[23] Prior to Bussard's death in October, 2007,[24] Dolly Gray, who co-founded EMC2 with Bussard in 1985, and served as its president and CEO, helped assemble the small team of scientists in Santa Fe to carry on his work. The group is led by Richard (Rick) Nebel and includes Jaeyoung Park; (both Nebel and Park are physicists on leave from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)); Mike Wray, the physicist who ran the key 2005 tests; and Kevin Wray, who is the computer specialist for the operation. Dr. Bussard has said this device would be applied not only to land based energy plants, but can operate as propulsion for spacecraft. Dr. Bussard was one of the developers of the NERVA rocket propulsion systems back in the 1960's. a b c Dr. Robert Bussard (lecturer) (2006-11-09). "Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap, nuclear power (no, really)" (Flash video). Google Tech Talks. Google. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1996321846673788606 . Retrieved 2006-12-03. http://www.askmar.com/Robert%20Bussard/2007-10%20Robert%20Bussard%20Interview.pdf

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