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#62918 - 03/03/06 04:55 AM Nuke plant shutdown  
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Anybody here ever work at a nuclear power plant for a shutdown job? I just started at a job this week, so far I've just been in access processing and classes, the actual work should be soon. Any experiences to talk about?


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#62919 - 03/03/06 10:43 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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.. if you like to stay "busy", you are most likely going to be disappointed, frustrated and annoyed with the speed at which some jobs move along..........very slow pace at times


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#62920 - 03/03/06 10:50 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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No doubt lots & lots & lots of bureaucratic red tape. Not at all what you would call a fast track job.


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#62921 - 03/03/06 11:55 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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I've worked a few nuke shutdowns around the US. What type of info are you looking for?


#62922 - 03/03/06 04:56 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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Quite possibly the most annoying part of the day will be when they make you stand naked in a dark room to see how much you glow.

Seriously... let us know how it went will ya.


#62923 - 03/03/06 05:40 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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No, but I found this nuclear power plant simulator demo:
http://www.ae4rv.com/store/nuke_pc.htm

Tom


#62924 - 03/05/06 02:19 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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Still just a bunch of classes and tests. Maybe I'll have my access badge later this week...I'm getting paid anyway!


#62925 - 03/05/06 04:44 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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I just played that demo game and I think that I caused another Chenoble. LOL


#62926 - 03/05/06 07:54 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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Never worked one myself but talked to guy who did once. He said they ended up leaving their truck inside the plant and getting a ride from one of the plant supervisors every night. Took security 4 hours to go though the truck inspecting and weighing it, in and out every day.


#62927 - 03/05/06 11:27 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown  
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Day crew - puts up 40' pipe
Night crew - takes down 20' pipe

Lather, rinse, repeat....for 7 days a week for 12 hrs a day until the pipe actually gets from point "A" to point "B".


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