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Majority of Americans favor new nuclear plants
Pollster Scott Rasmussen reports that 53 percent of American voters support the construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States, while 31 percent oppose new plants. He further reports that 21 percent strongly favor and 14 percent strongly oppose new nuclear facilities.
Mary L. Spaeth, Kenneth R. Manes, M. Bowers, P. Celliers, J.-M. Di Nicola, P. Di Nicola, S. Dixit, G. Erbert, J. Heebner, D. Kalantar, O. Landen, B. MacGowan, B. Van Wonterghem, P. Wegner, C. Widmayer, S. Yang
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 69 | Number 1 | January-February 2016 | Pages 366-394
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-136
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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser is the culmination of more than 40 years of work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicated to the delivery of laser systems capable of driving experiments for the study of high-energy-density physics. Although NIF was designed to support a number of missions, it was clear from the beginning that its biggest challenge was to meet the requirements for pursuit of inertial confinement fusion. Meeting the Project Completion Criteria for NIF in 2009 and for the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) in 2012 included meeting the NIF Functional Requirements and Primary Criteria that were established for the project in 1994. During NIC and as NIF transitioned to a user facility, its goals were expanded to include requirements defined by the broader user community as well as by laser system designers and operators.