How Safe Is It?
Clearly, when you’re discussing how powerful something is, you also have to consider how safe it is too. The International Atomic Energy Agency has made it pretty clear that nuclear fusion is relatively safe. They claim that due to the fact that fusion reactions can come to a halt in seconds, the process itself is safe. They also claim that fusion is self-limiting. Essentially, if you cannot control the reaction, the machine actually switches itself off. On top of this, unlike nuclear energy, fusion does not produce high radioactivity or the long-lived nuclear waste that nuclear energy produces. Making it even better for the environment than the already relatively clean nuclear energy option.