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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.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 785-790
Blanket and First Wall Engineering | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22956
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The Westinghouse design and operation of the Large Area SURface Heating Facility (ASURF) has been performed under the sponsorship of the DOE Office of Fusion Energy and the direction of Argonne National Laboratory. Test programs involving ASURF will provide engineering data on components for near term projects and baseline data to resolve issues in the selection and confirmation of promising concepts for fusion reactor first walls. The PE-I test program focuses on the thermomechanical and thermohydraulic performance of in-vessel components. This paper describes ASURF, its capabilities and a discussion of its initial operation.