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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.
George Patrick Laschea
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 866-871
Inertial Confinement Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22969
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A high-power-density laser fusion reactor concept is investigated in which directed kinetic energy imparted to a large mass of liquid lithium—in which the fusion target is centrally located—is maximized. In turn, this kinetic energy is converted directly to electricity with, potentially, very high efficiency by work, done against a pulsed magnetic field applied exterior to the lithium. Because the concept maximizes the blanket thickness per unit volume of lithium, neutron-induced radioactivities in the reaction chamber wall can be many orders of magnitude less than is typical of D-T fusion reactor concepts.