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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.
J. B. McBride, N. A. Uckan, R. J. Kashuba
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 497-501
Plasma Engineering | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22912
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This paper summarizes the results of a preliminary assessment of energetic ion rings for use in an ELMO Bumpy Torus (EBT) reactor. The properties of ion rings are compared with those of electron rings. Ion rings appear to require sizable devices and magnetic field strengths for stable, adiabatic confinement. Stable windows for steady-state ion ring operation having acceptable power requirements, determined mainly by Coulomb drag on the background electrons, appear to exist for EBT reactors. Power requirements for ion rings can be quantitatively lower than those for electron rings, provided the ion ring volume does not greatly exceed the electron ring volume. Some stability properties of ion rings are also discussed. Results of parametric trade-off studies for ion rings versus electron rings using an EBT reactor systems code are presented.