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An international project to build a nuclear fusion reactor in France that would start generating electricity in 17 years will face delays if U.S. cuts are not reversed in a few months, the head of the venture said on Tuesday.

Bernard Bigot, director-general of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project (ITER), said the Trump administration’s budget cuts would reduce the U.S. contribution to the project and lead to construction delays.

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