Nuclear fusion will not be regulated the same way as nuclear fission

The top regulatory agency for nuclear materials safety in the U.S. voted unanimously to regulate the burgeoning fusion industry differently than the nuclear fission industry, and fusion startups are celebrating that as a major win.

As a result, some provisions specific to fission reactors, like requiring funding to cover claims from nuclear meltdowns, won’t apply to fusion plants. (Fusion reactors cannot melt down.)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the top governing body for nuclear power plants and other nuclear materials, announced the results of its vote on April 14.

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