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ITER FUSION REACTOR MAGNET BEING SHIPPED

(Before I get to today's blog, I  want to beg everyone's patience over the next few days, as my blogs might be shorter than usual, and contain a lot more than the usual amount of typos. I have tendonitis in my right little finger which flared up suddenly the last week.  I don't know how long this will last but the finger is wrapped in tape so it won't move. Needless to say, this makes typing - and playing Bruno - very difficult, so bear with me.)

The ITER experimental fusion reactor is receiving one of its most important components, its central magnet, according to this article spotted and shared by T.M. (thank you):

World's most powerful magnet being shipped to ITER fusion reactor

There's something in this story that, try as I might to be happy about the prospects of fusion power generation, I just cannot help but wonder if we're creating something that might have some unknown implications. See if you can spot it:

The world’s most powerful magnet is being shipped to France for installation in the core of ITER, the experimental fusion reactor. It is hoped that ITER will prove the feasibility of creating fusion energy on an industrial scale by replicating the process seen in the centre of our sun.

The magnet, known as the central solenoid, is being shipped in parts and will be 18 metres tall, 4.2 metres wide and weigh around 1000 tonnes once fully constructed. With a magnetic field strength of 13 tesla, it will be about 280,000 times stronger than Earth’s own magnetic field. Because of this, the structure that the central solenoid sits in will have to withstand forces equal to twice the thrust of a space shuttle lift-off.

The magnet will be constructed from six modules, each containing 43 kilometres of coiled niobium-tin superconductors. Once these coils are in place, they will be sealed with 3800 litres of epoxy and shipped to the ITER construction site in France from the General Atomics factory in California. The first module leaves this month and the next will follow in August. (Boldface emphasis added)

Now, it's nice to know that the USA can still build something, in this case, the magnet for a standard hot fusion tokamak reactor. What I find more than a little disconcerting is the revelation of the field  strength of this magnet: 13 teslas, or as the article itself acknowledges, "about 280,000 times stronger than the Earth's own magnetic field." Or to put this point in yet another context that regular readers or this website might be more familiar with, that's stronger than the strongest magnets in CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

Regular readers of this website and of my books also know that I'm suspicious of those strengths, for they seem to be of a strength were they might be causing unknown environmental effects on the Earth and its magnetosphere itself. I've even speculated that those strengths might be enough to "tickle" the Earth's  magnetic field, and via its coupling to the Sun, the Sun's as well. I wonder too about the human health effects. It's well-known that prolonged exposure to high voltage electromagnetic fields can "mess" with people's minds, and I wonder about prolonged exposure to such strong purely magnetic fields. Obviously, this magnet will be shielded, but no matter how good it is, there is always a bit of bleed through.

But back to the first point: suppose that ITER is successful when it's fired up, and actually manages to produce more power than it consumes. The next step will be obvious, as more and more fusion power plants will be built. What will be the cumulative effect on the Earth of all these strong magnetic fields?  I suspect that ITER will conduct - quietly of course - "data correlation" experiments much as I hypothesize and speculate that CERN has done: will there be noticeable aggregate human behavior effects when ITER is at full power, will there be noticeable correlations between weather systems, local magnetic field strength, solar activity, and so on. But what will be these effects with multiple plants operating? We simply do not know.

And there's a final question I never see addressed in the articles touting hot fusion as a wonderfully safe way to generate electricity, and it's hinted at in the second sentence opening the article: "It is hoped that ITER will prove the feasibility of creating fusion energy on an industrial scale by replicating the process seen in the centre of our sun." It is indisputable that most physics models of what occurs in the Sun's fusion regard the process as a great big, chained-up hydrogen bomb in a perpetual state of "explosion". What contains that explosion and keeps the reaction self-sustaining is the enormous gravity of the Sun (so the standard explanations run). In typical fusion reactors, gravity containment is replaced by magnetic containment.

But what happens if, in spite of all the backup systems and safety measures, the magnetic containment field breaks down suddenly? and worse, what if "tickling" the Earth's magnetic field, and its coupling to the Sun's, begins to interfere with the normal reaction functioning there?

I know... wild, off-the-end-of-the-twig speculations. But better to entertain them now, than find out about them too late...

... See you on the flip side...

 

29 thoughts on “ITER FUSION REACTOR MAGNET BEING SHIPPED”

  1. Don’t think there’s much to see here, typical hospital MRI pushes 8+ Tesla and they’re everywhere. Earlier comment about “losing containment”, sorry, but magnetic fields are “self contained” from pole to pole, 360 deg 3D (think ball), the more power, either a bigger field (bigger ball) or more lines of flux (thicker ball skin, allows for more detail in MRI). The denser the magnetic bottles in the TOKAMAK style, the more velocity withstood for plasma flow, thus “hotter” plasma.

  2. Detroit Dirt Bikes

    The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Hell of a way to boil water. . .
    A more economical version of the same technology: Find a large coffee can and an empty 2 litre soda bottle. Cut top off of soda bottle and place inside coffee can. Pour black sand (magnetite) between the bottle and can. Insert bottle of mineral water inside 2 litre soda bottle. Wait 24 hours. Drink water. Goodbye tendonitis! Dr. John Milewski called this a M.E.O.W. Kettle (Magnetic Effect On Water). The energy accumulated in the water he called Superlight. *meow*

  3. I wouldn’t lose any sleep over this magnet thing.. civilization will implode and be destroyed before they ever get that tokamak put together.. much less operational.

    Which reminds me: I have to get my money out of the stock market, through the bank and into a box in my house. When we do find out we’re about to be slammed by a catastrophe, it will be exactly 8 days too late to get my money out of the market.

  4. Loxie Lou Davie

    Am in the middle of reading BILLY CARSON’s “The Compendium of The Emerald Tablets”. He brings together more up-to-date research concerning all the things we have been talking about for decades!!

    He says “time travel” backwards is rather simple, but “time travel” forward means one has to be moving at near the Speed of Light?!

    Interesting that what THOTH is talking about sounds like things we are discussing today, We must go inward to find truth!! We can travel anywhere in The Universe as a being. Thoth seems to have managed to rise to the point of controlling his own reincarnations….interesting thought!! Hermes seems to have been the last one?!

    Heard recently that Tesla was from Venus??? There is SO much we simply don’t know & will never know if we remained locked inside this Human-made ball of confusion!! 😉

  5. marcos toledo

    As RBG Santa Monica wrote there is the Thunderbolts Project Safire program that might be a safer and cheaper way to produce energy. The irony is there are smaller fission reactors that are coming online that might be better and safer to use. And there is the big question do our scientists really know the process by which stars generate their energy or is this just the latest dubious theory they are pedaling covering their ignorance.

  6. RBG Santa Monica

    I have been following the SAFIRE project, which claims to have already replicated the ATMOSPHERE of the sun in the laboratory, following on the electric universe theory, and using electrically charged plasma. The electric universe scientists aren’t even sure if there is ANYTHING in the center of the sun – the sun may be a hollow sphere with all the activity on the outside. Needless to say, we can’t observe the center of the sun, so in this article they are only “replicating” an unfounded assumption. Interestingly, the SAFIRE project avoids the word “fusion” and replaces it with “transmutation” to describe the new elements produced in the chamber. https://aureon.ca/

    1. It’s interesting that ‘alchemy’ seems to be coming up these days. One never got the impression that Alchemy was a one-way physical road despite those who would taint it as something unexplainable. Secretive knowledge tends to be incomplete with far too many assumptions attached for convenient explanations as well as to cast doubt.

      Not using that “F” word of fusion suggests a different way of explaining new physics as well as not getting stuck down some rabbit hole by association.

  7. Mr Sophistication

    If you want hear some really high-octane off the end of the twig speculation, it’s my personal wondering that thinks the sort of technology used in CERN is also being used in space in order to summon “demons”. It’s rumored that Jack Parsons and Alister Crowley were attemting such a thing.
    https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1011593/pg1

  8. Sounds like if this gadget loses its containment, then we might have the world’s biggest junkyard in France because anything metal would be instantly attracted.

  9. With the Earth’s weakening magnetic field, side effects may be even more pronounced.

    And that is assuming they are correct about fusion actually being the driver of the Sun. That belief continues to be treated as fact, despite the clear evidence that the particles and elements detected definitely do not match up with hot fusion reactions. Critical fusion product particles are completely missing – which means they either don’t understand fusion, or the Sun is powered by some other mechanism.

    I, too, am suspicious of this, as there are much better ways to achieve fusion, e.g. the Farnsworth fusor. Whatever happened to that “fusion breakthrough” several years back, where they had a fusion power generator the size of a small semi trailer? That disappeared from view in a hurry.

  10. I think it’s pretty obvious…they want to tear open a hole in counter-space that’s large enough to get a mother-ship from another dimension through. Then the REAL fun begins! 😉

  11. Robert Barricklow

    At least you have an legitimate excuse for typos;
    the best I can do is “My Chinese Keyboard” did it.

    Years ago, in the 1970s I was tracking Godzilla large magnets believing they were being used in time-control experiments. Still believe there is an element of that still going on; however, the magnets are just about standard operating equipment in a number of off-world scenarios.

    Of course, there are domestic energy & domestic military ones as well.
    But the key here is the Breakaway civilization’s knowledge of “real” physics, information technologies, & bioengineering; just to mention a few known ones.
    I worry about the Earth/Sun magnetic balance and man playing w/that intricate magnetic footprint[to play off their so-called bogus carbon one; man’s magnetic footprint is; however, a very real threat/IMO]

    Now my red pole shift meter is going wild!
    If this France “proof of concept” flies; others will up the magnetic ante.
    The Breakaways real science may know a thing or two on the pole shifts; but the dumb-down quackademic ducks, are circling the pole shift drain w/expert Confederate information currencies.
    But that’s me, and my paranoid pole-shift blues.

    O.K.
    Let’s face it.
    This magnetic force being generated[who knows the true strength]
    is being weaponized. Therefore, others have already set precedent;
    or, is this the first prepossessing domino?

    Besides the primary weaponization aspect?
    Is there also the possibility that there are many black research operations w/in this magnetic sphere of probabilities; namely, mind-control?
    Mind-Control that would be interfacing w/future vaccinations/operating systems; if it’s not already in the current captivating witches brew?

    And, sense we/re dealing in insanity – in spades, no less!
    What is the possibility that “they’re playing w/energies of the Sun,
    in some bid for more power than the Gods[their alien imaginative boogie man] ?

    Look-Out!
    God knows where this hot-as-the-sun hubris madness is headed?

    Indeed what happens if the magnetic containment field breaks down?
    It could be an accident? A miscalculation? Sabotage? A targeted missile? A earthquake? Basically, it’s an accident waiting to happen!

    Are “they” not conCERNed, about the gravity of it all?

    Or, is another off-world player, ticking-off another geo-engineering box?
    Or, is they ticking-off a solar-system-wide engineering box?

    1. marcos toledo

      Correction Robert you are confusing insanity with stupidity of which the second is the more dangerous of the two.

  12. I am not clear about this statement, “Because of this, the structure that the central solenoid sits in will have to withstand forces equal to twice the thrust of a space shuttle lift-off.”
    Where is this thing going?

  13. Oppenheimer was concerned the atomic bomb might cause a runaway explosion or atmospheric reactions that would be world ending ( as if a properly functioning atomic bomb itself wasn’t enough of a catastrophic nightmare). So this magnet is disturbing.
    A safety engineering analysis would require identification of the hazards (injury causing conditions and effects) of this fusion reactor and its component systems. Then, for each hazard you aim to eliminate the hazard by the design of the product or system. If it cannot be eliminated by redesign, then you add guards and shielding. If that is insufficient, you add warnings. And if those efforts are insufficient, you train users and provide protective equipment.
    Who has analyzed the potential hazardous effects of this powerful magnetic field? On plants, animals, humans, the weather, planet?
    The big money behind this project has probably done a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – what happens when something breaks or malfunctions, like losing power for your containment method for your fusion reaction. But have they analyzed what will happen, what hazards exist, if it functions as they have “planned”?
    Big money is often more concerned with whether their “investment” will provide the a profitable rate of return. Prevention of Toxic discharges, pollution, environmental degradation, human and animal injury, sickness, and death involve costs that impair the bottom line and so these must be “managed” which is not the same as “eliminated.” And the attitude of business has generally been – Don’t worry about the planet, it’s too big to break. And so we bleed from a thousand cuts while big business talks about the economy, productivity, profits and earnings, and quarterly reports.
    We are learning how everything in our world is interrelated and interconnected as species vanish, ocean acidity increases, and our weather changes.
    Will a magnetic field of the strength proposed become entangled with that of the earth and affect the shielding provided by earth’s field?
    Have fields of 25%, 50%, 75% of this field strength been studied from a hazard analysis perspective?
    Has anyone seen the safety engineering analysis for this ITER magnetic containment system? Because big money is probably betting once again the planet is too big to break.

    1. Their motto? If it isn’t broke shatter it! Remember the 6 Million Dollar Man franchise? (We can make him better. We can make him run faster. We can make him a lot stronger. We can increase his visual range. We can, we can, we can. Last time someone said something similar, the human race found themselves in a huge, huge mess.)

  14. Could this contraption have any bearing on the magnetic pole’s tiptoe through Siberia on its way to a pole reversal?
    Asking for a friend…..

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