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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.
S. Konishi, T. Shibata, K. Noborio, Y. Yamamoto
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 60 | Number 4 | November 2011 | Pages 1211-1214
Environmental and Organically Bound Tritium | Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology (Part 2) | doi.org/10.13182/FST11-A12648
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Some strategic considerations for fusion energy to be deployed in the future as environmentally and socially attractive option are presented from safety and resource aspects. With the environmental and biological behavior of tritium being understood, not only emission control by technological approach, controlling impacts on public health and social acceptability also became more important. Safety feature of the fusion plant that exhausts small amount of tritium in normal operation based on active control of emission leads to possible better scenario for reduced impacts. Selection of the coolant and possible emergency procedure will have impact on accidental scenario. Fuel resource issue is another major feature that affects attractiveness. Self sufficiency of tritium and deuterium in the total plant system was considered in relation with the operation scenario and development strategy.