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Ohio Senate votes to repeal nuclear plant subsidies
After months of unsuccessful efforts by Ohio lawmakers to contend with the fallout from H.B. 6—the now-infamous nuclear subsidies bill signed into law in 2019—the state’s senate on March 3 passed a measure, S.B. 44, to repeal those subsidies. The vote was 32–0.
For those who may need reminding, federal prosecutors on July 21, 2020, arrested Larry Householder, then speaker of the Ohio House, and four lobbyists and political consultants for their involvement in an alleged $61 million corruption and racketeering scheme aimed at guaranteeing passage of H.B. 6, whose subsidies had kept Ohio’s Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants from premature closure.
H.B. 6 established a seven-year program to charge the state’s electricity consumers fees to support payments of about $150 million annually to the plants’ operator, Energy Harbor Corporation, then known as FirstEnergy Solutions (FES). FES had announced in March 2018 that it would be forced to close Davis-Besse and Perry without some form of support from the state. (The payments to Energy Harbor were blocked last December by an Ohio Supreme Court injunction, which complemented an earlier lower court ruling.)
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 292-294
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1379
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In order to extensively and simultaneously analyze frequencies of fluctuations of the end-loss ion current, we prepared three types of analog-to-digital converters (ADC) whose sampling frequencies are 62.5 kHz, 333 kHz and 64 MHz, respectively. The low and intermediate frequency ADCs have 20 channels. The high frequency ADC has a single channel and analyzes the summed signal of the MCP detector. We observed the fluctuations of Alfvén ion cyclotron (AIC) mode and the beat phenomenon appeared in the end-loss ion current. On the energy distribution functions of the end-loss ion, we have already observed the gentle humps. We found the relation between the gentle humps and the AIC waves observed in the end-loss ion current, and confirmed by the pitch angle analysis of the beat fluctuation that the AIC waves significantly influenced the trapped ion to transport into the loss region.