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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.
James W. French, Bernard J. Fedor, Lawrence E. Shaw, Maurice M. Sabado
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 326-335
Large Construction Projects | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22887
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The TFTR construction project is reviewed in three significant phases - Conceptual/Preliminary Design; Final Design/Procurement; and Installation/Assembly. Project organization and responsibilities of major participants are described. A brief discussion on management systems and control including Budgets, Schedules, Costs and Funding is followed by a description of the initial phase of the project highlighting key design issues, engineering tradeoffs, and related research and development programs. Discussion of the Final Design/Procurement Phase focuses on engineering evolution and design changes including selected component problems. The Installation/Assembly Phase of TFTR is described in its significant operations including assembly plans and methods; the role of craft labor in construction of the device; and the problems inherent in large component-close tolerance construction.