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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
K. Noborio, Y. Yamanoto, C. Park, Y. Takeuchi, S. Konishi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 60 | Number 1 | July 2011 | Pages 298-302
In-Vessel Components - FW, Blanket, Shield & VV | Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 1) | doi.org/10.13182/FST10-323
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By introducing an induction heater and combination of a compact heat exchanger and a helium loop as a cooler, high temperature operation of lithium-lead loop at Kyoto University was performed successfully. After modification of thermal insulation, reasonable temperature distribution was obtained and sufficient effective heating power of 2.7kW and heating efficiency of 40% was demonstrated without concern about overheating of downstream of the high temperature section. As a result, observed highest temperature is 926°C and 4 hours continuous operation above 900°C was achieved.