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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.
R. L. Hagenson, R. A. KRAKOWSKI
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1284-1289
Alternate Concepts | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A23033
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The results of a previously-reported comprehensive parametric systems analysis of the Reversed-Field Pinch (RFP) were minimum-cost systems that would operate with resistive water-cooled copper coils and higher first-wall neutron current (15–20 MW/m2). These minimum-cost, “compact” RFP reactors (CRFPRs) have system power densities that can be comparable with fission power plants and, therefore, are 10–30 times smaller than most superconducting approaches. Reported herein are initial results of a conceptual engineering design of key fusion-power-core (FPC) subsystems.