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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.
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 216-220
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8905
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Helium Cooled Solid Breeder (HCSB) blanket is one of two blanket concepts being considered as Korean Test Blanket Module (TBM) for ITER with the aim for testing and verifying the capability of the breeding blanket concepts. R&D activities being carrying out for HCSB TBM include the development of materials, fabrication technologies, and TBM associated system design. A small sample of ferritic/martensitic (FM) steel was fabricated. It was found that the tensile strength was close to previous value. A fabrication technique of sphere pebbles of lithium titanate breeder and graphite reflector was developed. A FM/FM TIG welding was performed and the results showed that tensile strength of the welded zone was decreased about 10 %. A small punch test method of mechanical property evaluation was introduced to verify the suitability of small specimen for irradiation test by examining the relationship of the conventional uniaxial tensile test, and the tensile strengths were compared. As TBM design has complicated square channel configuration, short square channel was fabricated successfully. Finally, the components and specifications of the TBM associated systems are described in this paper.