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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. Iwamoto, R. Maekawa, T. Mito, H. Sakagami, O. Motojima, M. Nakai, K. Nagai, T. Fujimura, T. Norimatsu, H. Azechi, K. Mima
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 753-757
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1473
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The fuel layering process of a cryogenic target for the Fast Ignition Realization EXperiment (FIREX) project has been studied. A foam shell method is proposed as a fuel layering technique for this target design. The difficulty of the fuel layering comes from the aspherical target symmetry. In the case of the foam shell method, liquid fuel is directly infiltrated into a foam shell though a fuel feeder and is soaked up into the foam layer by capillarity. The fuel is then solidified and an ideal cryogenic target is formed. To date, the cryogenic system for the demonstration of the fuel layering was fabricated and subsequently modified to improve its cool-down performance. A dummy foam target has been utilized to study the fuel layering process using H2 instead of D2 and DT fuels. Liquid H2 is supplied into the shell through a feeder with a 20 m inner tip diameter. The solid H2 quantity remaining in the shell was controlled by regulating both H2 pressure and target temperature during solidification.