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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.)
Y. Ueki, M. Hirabayashi, T. Kunugi, T. Yokomine, K. Ara
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 846-850
Tritium Breeding | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST56-846
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In a lead-lithium (Pb-17Li) liquid metal blanket concept, Pb-17Li eutectic alloy circulates both as breeder and coolant under a strong plasma-confining magnetic field, experiencing magneto-hydro-dynamic (MHD) force: Lorentz force. An important aspect of the bilateral US/Japan collaboration on Tritium, Irradiations, and Thermofluid for America and Nippon (TITAN) is to investigate tritium behavior and thermal control in the Pb-17Li eutectic alloy, flow and heat transfer characterizations, and mitigation of MHD effects. The present paper focuses on Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimetry (UDV) as an effective diagnostic to measure the Pb-17Li flow in the presence of the strong magnetic field. This paper firstly describes a favorable wetting material for high-temperature transducer. Next, the acoustic property database of Pb-17Li eutectic alloy is presented. Finally, material analyses after high temperature measurements are performed to discuss the durability of titanium transducer.