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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.
S.B. Nickerson, K. Penfold, R.F. Gerdingh, D.P. Dautovich
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 106-111
Tritium | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22852
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The first generation fusion reactors and the fusion experiments leading up to them will burn deuterium-tritium fuel. The presence of tritium will require monitoring for reasons of health and safety, and for process control. This paper presents the tritium monitoring requirements of fusion and gives a summary of the status of research. These requirements are similar to those of Ontario Hydro which, because of tritium in the moderator and heat transport water of their CANDU heavy water nuclear reactors, has gained much practical experience in the monitoring of tritium for health and safety reasons. This experience and Ontario Hydro's future tritium monitoring plans are discussed, followed by some tritium monitoring R&D suggestions.