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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
H. Naik, R. J. Singh, W. Jang
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 197 | Number 1 | January 2023 | Pages 25-44
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2022.2103345
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The cumulative yield of fission products within the mass range of 85 to 115 and 127 to 156, as well as the independent yield of some of the fission products, have been measured in the spontaneous fission of 244Cm by using an off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique. From the cumulative yield of the fission products, their mass chain yields were obtained by applying the charge distribution correction. Mass yield distribution parameters like full width at tenth maximum of light and heavy mass wing and the average light mass <AL> and heavy mass <AH>, as well as the total average neutron multiplicity <ν>expt were obtained. The fission yield data in the 244Cm(SF) reaction were compared with similar data in the neutron-induced fission and spontaneous fission of other actinides to examine the role of excitation energy. The effect of nuclear structure on the excitation energy deficit spontaneous systems has been clearly observed.