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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.
T. Iguchi, A. Sekiguchi, M. Nakazawa
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 817-822
Neutronics and Shielding | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22961
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An integral benchmark experiment on the Lithium Fluoride (LiF) material has been carried out in order to check the accuracy of neutronic design calculations. Experimental data of the tritium production rate and the radiation heating rate have been measured directly by each technique using Lithium Carbonate (Li2CO3) pellets and LiF thermo-luminescent dosimeters (LiF-TLDs), and indirectly by the multi-activation foil technique. The present accuracies of the neutronic calculations on the tritium breeding and the nuclear heating are discussed through comparing these benchmark data, where the two-dimensional transport code DOT 3.5 and the ENDF/B-IV cross-section library are applied as a typical example.