ABSTRACT

Abstract ................................................................................................. 298 15.1 Introduction .................................................................................. 298 15.2 Fusion Power ............................................................................... 298 15.3 Nuclear Fusion (NF) .................................................................... 300 15.4 Nuclear Fusion Reaction .............................................................. 302 15.5 Basic Nuclear Fusion ................................................................... 303 15.6 The American Nuclear Cover-Up in Spain:

Palomares Disaster (1966) ........................................................... 305 15.7 Acknowledgment ......................................................................... 307 Keywords .............................................................................................. 307 References ............................................................................................. 308

1Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València, Edificid’Instituts de Paterna, 22085, E-46071 València, Spain 2Departamento de Ciencias Experimentales y Matemáticas, Facultad de Veterinaria y Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Guillem de Castro-94, E-46001 València, Spain *Corresponding author. E-mail: [email protected]

ABSTRACT

All elements that encircle people are the product of a nuclear fusion. Fusion drives stars, for example, the Sun, inside which all elements heavier than H are created. If people could use the energy of the stars on the Earth, fusion could become the key of an unlimited clean energy. On January 17, 1966, a US Air Force B-52 collided with its refueling plane, killing seven airmen, and dropping four H-bombs; conventional explosives in two detonated on impact with earth, blowing them to bits and scattering radioactive plutonium (Pu) (mutagen, carcinogen) over the farming town of Palomares, population 2000.