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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.
Toshihiro Shibata, Kazuyuki Noborio, Yasushi Yamamoto, Satoshi Konishi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 60 | Number 1 | July 2011 | Pages 384-388
Materials Development & Plasma-Material Interactions | Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 1) | doi.org/10.13182/FST11-A12385
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Impact on tritium behavior in the atmosphere was numerically analyzed and the tritium deposition coefficient onto water surface was measured by an experiment. Measured deposition coefficients were observed to vary with the mixing of water. It was shown by numerical analysis that when deposition coefficient was grater than 0.5, it could be expected that about 70 % of released tritium would be absorbed by water when release point was set on the sea and that when it was 0.15, about 40% of tritium would be absorbed.