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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.”
Yasuyuki Ogino, Keisuke Mukai, Juro Yagi, Satoshi Konishi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 6 | August 2019 | Pages 487-492
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1611343
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Measurement of neutron flux and energy spectrum profile inside the blanket is required for fusion blanket design. An experiment using an imaging plate and activation materials (Dy, In, and Au) was performed to measure spatial distribution of neutron flux. Neutrons were generated by a discharge-type compact fusion neutron source whose neutron production rate was more than 107 n/s. A linearity between the total number of active nuclides made by neutron and photo-stimulated luminescence per area on the activation material was confirmed for three orders of magnitude. The relationships between the total number of decay of activation in the materials and the flux of the neutron in a simplified breeder assembly was measured and compared with the computation by MCNP.