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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.
J. J. Schuss, M. Porkolab, D. Griffin, S. Barilovits, M. Besen, C. Bredin, G. Chihoski, H. Israel, N. Pierce, D. Reiser, K. Rice
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1413-1417
Magnet Engineering | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A23054
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We describe here the RF system currently installed on Alcator C that is being used to inject in excess of 1 MW of net RF power into the tokamak plasma during lower hybrid heating and current drive studies. This system provides for RF power and phase monitoring in each of the individual waveguides of the two 16 waveguide launching arrays, and also for fault protection both at the waveguide arrays and klystrons. Using this system good waveguide-plasma coupling has been obtained and net RF power densities of 9 kW/cm2 have been injected by the waveguide array without microwave arcing.