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Virginia governor touts nuclear in launch of new state energy plan
Speaking earlier this week at the launch ceremony for Virginia’s 2022 Energy Plan, Gov. Glenn Youngkin called for an all-of-the-above approach, stressing the need for “an achievable and dynamic energy plan that provides for abundant, reliable, affordable, and clean energy.” He also left no doubt as to where nuclear power fits into that plan.
“We have to be all in [for] nuclear energy in Virginia,” Youngkin declared, addressing an audience of lawmakers, workers donning hard hats, and business executives at a power transformer manufacturing facility in Lynchburg. “When it comes to reliability, affordability, when it comes to clean power, when it comes to the abundant nature of growing power demand, absolutely nothing beats nuclear energy. It is the baseload of all baseloads. And Virginia is uniquely positioned to lead.”
Wenxing Xia, Li Yang, Kun Zhang, Pingni He, Lei Shu, Lei Han, Xiaochun Ma, Zhiyan Zhang, Zhi Cao, F. Gou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 2 | February 2019 | Pages 104-111
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1533618
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The corrosion behaviors of 316L stainless steel welds in stagnant liquid lithium and lithium with 0.2%H at 325°C for 1000 h was investigated by using weight loss method, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. After liquid Li corrosion, a large number of (M)23C6 and NiCx particles (sizes of 1 ~ 2 μm) were found on the weld surface, while almost no such particles were found on the weld surface after corrosion in liquid Li with 0.2%H. The corrosion rates of welds were about 4.10 × 10−3 and 6.65 × 10−3 g · m−2 · h−1 in liquid Li and Li with 0.2%H, respectively, while the penetration depth of Li increased by 1.375 times after adding 0.2%H to Li. It was found that the penetration depth of Li was basically consistent with the dissolution depth of Cr, and the dissolution depth of Cr was larger than that of Ni and Fe in liquid Li and Li with 0.2%H.