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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
Chien C. Lin
Item ID: 300035|ISBN: 978-0-89448-045-4
2013|1st Edition|295 pages
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The book Radiochemical Technology in Nuclear Power Plants is a revision of Radiochemistry in Nuclear Power Reactors, which was published in 1996 by the National Research Council. The revised book reflects certain changes and improvements from the 1996 edition. It deals with two types of light water reactors—boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors—and includes a new chapter on radiochemistry fundamentals that provides materials for those who have not been previously exposed to basic radiochemistry in college. Also included are discussions of applications and more sophisticated techniques that have been developed in the past few years, updated data and information on activated corrosion products and radiation buildup control, and more details about fission product measurements and fuel integrity failure evaluation. In addition, at the end of the book, a number of exercises are provided for the reader to practice solving problems that may be faced during routine work in a nuclear power plant.