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The work carried out during 1988 as part of the JRC Fusion Research Programme is discussed. It involves research in four areas: reactor studies, materials integrity studies, risk assessment and safety studies, as well as tritium laboratory studies. Reactor studies are comprehensive of the JRC design work in direct support to the NET and ITER projects, including the Remote Maintenance experimental activity. Results on the NET-1 configuration and maintenance procedures are presented together with the first solutions proposed for ITER. Materials integrity studies involve the experimental activity on structural and protection materials and components of the NET-basic machine as well as the investigation of the liquid material (eutectic Pb-17Li) proposed for the blanket concept to be tested in NET. Results of thermal fatigue and lifetime tests on NET first wall panels of different geometry and fabrication are presented. Risk assessment and safety studies include investigations on neutron induced radioactivity, with the data base and computer codes improvements, the evaluation of activation levels for NET-related design solutions and the criteria to minimise long lifetime radioactive wastes. Tritium laboratory studies include progress on the construction of the European Tritium Handling Laboratory at Ispra and on the related tritiated waste management aspects.

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Authors: CASINI G, JRC Ispra (IT);ROCCO P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12411 EN (1990) 190 pp., MF, ECU 8
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