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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.
Laila El-Guebaly, L. John Perkins, Charles Maynard
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1171-1176
Neutronics and Shielding | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A23017
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Radiation effects and shield requirements are analyzed for the MARS axicell region. Dominant coil life limiting effects in the normal insert coils are found to be swelling in the spinel insulation and resistivity changes of the conductor due to transmutations. The shield between the insert and superconducting coils is optimized and reduces all radiation responses to acceptable levels. However, streaming in the neutral beam duct resulted in an unacceptable dpa rate in the Cu stabilizer and has resulted in a redesign of this region without a neutral beam and with a single insert coil.