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To add to that, the fuel in a fusion reactor is gaseous at room temperature...
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What melts in a meltdown is the fuel (the fuel assemblies are what make up the core of a fission reactor). And whereas a fission reactor contains fuel enough to last it for years, a fusion reactor contains only the fuel it needs \'\'right now\'\' - like in a gasoline combustion engine, it\'s injected as needed.
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What melts in a meltdown is the \\\'\\\'fuel\\\'\\\' (the fuel assemblies are what make up the core of a fission reactor). And whereas a fission reactor contains fuel enough to last it for years, a fusion reactor contains only the fuel it needs \\\'\\\'right now\\\'\\\' - like in a gasoline combustion engine, it\\\'s injected as needed.
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