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NRC schedules webinars on Holtec’s proposed New Mexico storage site
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled four webinars in late August and early September to present its draft environmental findings and receive comments on Holtec International’s proposed consolidated spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico. Webinars were previously held on June 23 and July 9.
As published in the August 13 Federal Register, the public comment webinars will be held on August 20 from 6–9 p.m., August 25 from 2–5 p.m., August 26 from 6–9 p.m., and September 2 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. All times are Eastern. Information for the webinars is posted on the NRC’s Public Meetings webpage.
Mikhail L. Shmatov
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 43 | Number 3 | May 2003 | Pages 456-467
Technical Paper | Fast Ignition Targets and Z-Pinch Concepts | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST03-A291
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The model according to which D-T fuel with a density of ~300 g/cm3 can be heated to 12 keV by the diverging fluxes of the B+5 or C+6 ions, generated by the ultrahigh-intensity laser beams, is presented. The requirements on focusing of protons and Be+4 ions being used in the similar ignition scenarios are estimated. Heating the compressed fuel by microexplosion that occurs inside the cone, "tamped" by this fuel, is proposed. Problems related to possibility of formation of the cumulative jets and striking cores due to collapse of the cones used for heating the compressed fuel are considered.