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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
M. Sharpe, C. Fagan, W. T. Shmayda
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 1053-1057
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1644136
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The distribution of tritium in the near surface of Type 316 stainless steel has been measured using a combination of a zinc chloride (ZnCl2) wash and acid etching with diluted aqua regia. This method improves upon etching measurements reported in the literature: Results show depth resolutions of ~10 nm using the diluted aqua regia. The ZnCl2 wash results show very high surface concentration (~1.5 × 1013 Bq/cm3), which decreases by a factor of 106 after etching to a depth of ~10 μm. Further, the tritium concentrations in the near surface (<10 μm) of unmodified stainless steel samples do not change significantly over the course of 233 days, which indicates a quasi-equilibrium state has been reached. Tritium migration to the surface from the subsurface region was measured by etching a sample and then storing it in air for 2 to 4 days. After storing in air, the surface concentrations increased a thousandfold and rapidly decreased to base levels after etching an additional ~2 μm. These measurements indicate that perturbing the quasi-equilibrium concentration profile results in tritium migration to the surface in order to reestablish the prior equilibrium state.