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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. Herbermann, V. Calia J. Erickson, S. Fixler T. Luzzi, D. Sedgley, W. Barr, R. Moir
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 279-283
Fusion Systems Studies | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22881
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An End Plasma System was designed for the MARS tandem mirror reactor. This includes an electrostatic direct converter, a halo plasma scraper, a vacuum pumping system, and a vacuum enclosure. The converter recovers 327 MW of electrical power and absorbs 239 MW of thermal power from the charged particle energy in the plasma fans. The system provides the vacuum pumping necessary to remove the helium ash, accompanying fuel ions, and impurities present in the reactor. It also provides a means to control the central cell plasma potential relative to the first wall.