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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.
M. Abdou, C. Baker, J. Brooks, D. Ehst, R. Mattas, D. Smith, D. DeFreece, G. D. Morgan, C. Trachsel
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 579-588
Fusion System Studies | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22925
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A conceptual design for a tokamak demonstration power plant (DEMO) was developed. A large part of the study focused on examining the key issues and identifying the R&D needs for: 1) current drive for steady-state operation, 2) impurity control and exhaust, 3) tritium breeding blanket, and 4) reactor configuration and maintenance. Impurity control and exhaust will not be covered in this paper but is discussed in another paper in these proceedings, entitled “Key Issues of FED/INTOR Impurity Control System”.