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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 3 | October 2011 | Pages 1200-1203
Biology | Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology | doi.org/10.13182/FST11-A12631
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In this study, tritium transfer from foods Organic Bound Tritium or tritiated water to DNA was measured by E. coli cell and tritium concentration in DNA during fusion plant operation was estimated. Measured tritium concentration in DNA was much lower than estimated value based on the atomic ratio of culture medium. In addition, contribution of organic bound tritium in our food to calculated tritium concentration in DNA was greater than the contribution to tritium dose.