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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.
G. Gibson, D. A. Sink, L. Green
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1037-1042
Next-Generation Devices | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22995
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Three pathways to commercial fusion based on a tokamak driver have been developed and analyzed. These pathways are identified as 1) the fusion electric, 2) the fusion-fission hybrid, and 3) the integrated electric hybrid pathways. The analyses of the various pathways show significant differences in technology requirements. In developing these pathways special emphasis has been placed on the next device in the hybrid pathway which would follow TFTR. As part of this study a first version of the Fusion Technology Capabilities Compendium has been assembled. The compendium includes the driver, blanket, and fuel cycle technologies and it provided background information which has been used to identify critical R&D needs for a 1990's hybrid device.