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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.)
Masabumi Nishikawa, Hiroki Takata, Toshiharu Takeishi, Kozo Kamimae
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 1 | July-August 2005 | Pages 386-389
Technical Paper | Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium Measurement, Monitoring, and Accountancy | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A949
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Feasibility of the monitoring way of HTO in air to follow the tritium level in water contained in a small shallow beaker with open surface placed still in a room was discussed in this study. It is considered that the isotope exchange reaction between tritiated water in air and water in a beaker, the evaporation or condensation reaction of water at surface and the diffusion of tritium in water played the important roles in the tritium transfer phenomena through the air-water interface. Using the mass transfer coefficients obtained in the previous paper, change of tritium level in water contained in a shallow open beaker was numerically estimated and comparison with the experimental data showed good agreement. The estimated amount of tritium released from the facility with storage pools of spent fuels from a PWR power station using the method of this study showed good agreement with the observed value evaluated from the monitor of the power station