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NRC’s Inspector General issues report
Overall findings of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel indicate that while the NRC maintains a few strengths compared to external benchmarks, results have declined since 2015 in a number of areas, according to a recent report from the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The survey was conducted in February 2020 by Willis Towers Watson, a global risk-management, insurance brokerage, and advisory firm that has partnered with the OIG for more than 20 years to assess the NRC’s safety culture and climate, as well as other aspects of employee experience.
R. G. Alsmiller, Jr., R. T. Santoro, J. Barish, And, J. M. Barnes
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 3 | November 1983 | Pages 491-497
Technical Papers | Shielding | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22798
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Calculated results of the dose rates from induced activity in the enclosure of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle device (EBT-P) are presented. A cylindrical model of EBT-P is used. EBT-P will have a hydrogen plasma and thus the plasma will not produce neutrons, but substantial numbers of photoneutrons will be produced and it is the induced activity from these photoneutrons that is considered. The activation dose rates are presented for a variety of operating times and times after shutdown. Dose rates ∼5 to 10 mrem/h at 1 h after shutdown are obtained and the major contributor to the dose rate at 1 h after shutdown is found to be 24Na (half-life = 15.0 h).