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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.)
Takeshi Muranaka, Nagayoshi Shima, Hisayoshi Sato
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 1 | July-August 2005 | Pages 516-519
Technical Paper | Tritium Science and Technology - Containment, Safety, and Environment | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A979
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To measure low tritium concentrations in environmental water samples, it is necessary to enrich them by electrolysis. We attempted electrolytic enrichment under the following conditions: (1) A standard water cell and sample water cell are connected in series and enriched using solid polymer electrolytic film (SPE film). (2) The apparatus constant obtained from the standard cell was used to estimate the tritium concentration in the sample water. (3) SPE film was replaced and the electrolytic cell was dismantled, cleaned and set up for every run.We repeated electrolytic enrichments for three different water samples with four replicates per sample. Results confirmed that this method is valid for the estimation of tritium concentrations in environmental water samples.