KEY ISSUES. Environment and national security issues are likely to
be the two keys to political and public acceptance of fusion energy
systems in the future, a Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) task
force concluded recently. Both hot-button issues have been discussed for
years, but SEAB wants to see them analyzed in a systematic way. The task
force reminded DOE that fusion prototype devices, like other large
public projects, will require environmental impact statements. See story
on p. 6.