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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.)
Kenzo Munakata, Toshiharu Takeishi, Shunsaku Kajii, Takaaki Wajima, Yoshinori Kawamura
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 153-157
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8893
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Cryogenic adsorption is effective for the separative recovery of hydrogen isotopes of small concentrations from the bulk helium gas. The authors performed a screening test to find candidate adsorbents for the recovery of hydrogen isotopes from the bulk helium gas at liquid nitrogen temperature. The screening test indicates that a natural mordenite adsorbent has a quite high adsorption capacity for hydrogen under the helium atmosphere. The effect of the ion exchange for the natural mordenite on the adsorption capacity of hydrogen was also investigated using protium and silver as well. With regard to the adsorbent examined in the screening test, the adsorption characteristics of deuterium were also investigated. For the adsorption of deuterium, it was found that the natural mordenite adsorbent have a high adsorption capacity. The isotope effect on the adsorption of hydrogen isotopes on the natural mordenite adsorbent is not large compared with the MS5A adsorbent.