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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.)
A. I. Nikitenko, S. M. Tolokonnikov
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 705-716
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1468
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A method of ICF targets parameters reconstruction from the set of backlit shadowgraph images was developed. Proposed approach can be used for nondestructive inner (DT ice in the case of cryotarget) surface quality characterization of single- and double-layered targets and shells.Previously designed computer 3D ray-tracing model allowed us to carry out detailed investigation of the target shadowgraph image formation, to localize rays forming bright ring and to infer analytical description of this rays' group. Having been guided by this experience we designed an algorithm of inner surface shape determination using bright ring location on target's image and developed corresponding software package.This package provides a wide set of image processing tools: both general processing (pointwise operations, spatial filtering, maximums and edges localization, etc.) and specific methods (3D reconstruction, inner and outer surfaces RMS and power spectra estimation, results' visualization in different forms, etc).Proposed method and its software implementation were tested using two kinds of image sets - set of backlit photographs of real one-layered shells and set of digitally synthesized shadowgraph images.