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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.)
Neil B. Morley, Albert Medina, Mohamed A. Abdou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 195-200
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8901
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Silicon Carbide (SiC) has been proposed as a possible candidate material for flow channel inserts for the dual coolant blanket concept. Here, the total electrical resistance of disks of high purity CVD SiC were measured with liquid lead-lithium eutectic (LLE) alloy melts serving as electrodes. From this data, the relative contributions of intrinsic resistivity and surface contact resistance as a function of measurement temperature was deduced. It was shown that after a relatively short period of exposure, once wetting at the interface was achieved, that contact resistance at the SiC/LLE interface was not significant. The contact resistance during initial exposure did not behave in a repeatable consistent way and appears to be affected by small variations in sample preparation. For modeling purposes, the electrical properties of an FCI can be based on the intrinsic electrical conductivity of the material and the dimensions. However, longer term operations and effects of impurities still need to be addressed.