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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.
C. C. Tsai, G. C. Barber, C. W. Blue, W. K. Dagenhart, W. L. Gardner H. H. Haselton, D. J. Hoffman, E. F. Marguerat, M. M. Menon, J. A. Moeller,b N. S. Ponte, P.M. Ryan, D. E. Schechter, W. L. Stirling, J. H. Whealton, R. E. Wright
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1424-1429
Magnet Engineering | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A23056
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Multimegawatt neutral beams of hydrogen or deuterium atoms are needed for fusion machine applications such as MFTF-B, TFTR-U, DIII-U, and FED (INTOR or ETR). For these applications, a duoPIGatron ion source is being developed to produce high-brightness deuterium beams at a beam energy of ∼120 keV for pulse lengths up to 30 s. A long-pulse plasma generator with active water cooling has been operated at an arc level of 1200 A with 30-s pulse durations. The plasma density and uniformity are sufficient for supplying a 60-A beam of hydrogen ions to a 13- by 43-cm accelerator. A 10- by 25-cm tetrode accelerator has been operated to form 120-keV hydrogen ion beams. Using the two-dimensional (2-D) ion extraction code developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a 13- by 43-cm tetrode accelerator has been designed and is being fabricated. The aperture shapes of accelerator grids are optimized for 120-keV beam energy.