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Indiana Senate bill will have state consider SMRs
A new bill in the Indiana state Senate creates guidelines for state regulators to consider small modular reactors should utilities want to build them. Senate Bill 271 was sponsored by Sen. Eric Koch (R., Bedford), chair of the Senate Utilities Committee, and Sen. Blake Doriot (R., Goshen). Supporters of the bill said that SMRs could replace retiring coal plants and would supplement renewables.
The Indy Star reported on January 24 that the utilities committee passed the bill by a vote of eight to two and that it now heads to the full Senate.
Richard F. Post (19R02)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 112-117
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1328
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An axisymmetric tandem mirror system should possess many advantages over conventional tandem-mirror systems. The Kinetic Stabilizer Tandem Mirror (k-S T-M) represents one possible way to MHD-stabilize such systems. However, to design such systems requires the simultaneous satisfaction of MHD stabilization conditions and the constraints of technological feasibility and acceptable power demands This paper reviews the basic requirements for a K-S T-M and discusses various technological approaches for meeting those requirements.