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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
David R. Terry, Jeffrey A. Casey, Patrick A. MacGibbon, William M. Burke, Atma D. Kanojia, Lihua Zhou, J. A. Stillerman
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 119-124
Plasma Engineering and Diagnostics | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8887
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An upgrade to the transmitter protection system (TPS) is being designed as part of the scheduled expansion of the Alcator C-Mod Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) transmitter system from 12 to 16 klystrons. The upgrade design is being done as collaborative effort between Alcator C-Mod and Rockfield Research, Inc. as Phases 1 and II of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant. A plan is in place to first implement the new design for the cart supporting 4 additional klystrons and then to upgrade the TPS for the existing three carts supporting the 12 existing klystrons. Some parts must be added before longer pulse operation. Experience in operating the existing LHCD system and a study of the klystron design have indicated a need for this upgrade to improve the protection to the klystrons, improve reliability and noise immunity, improve personnel safety and reduce the size of the system.