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#62918 - 03/03/06 12:55 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 06:43 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 06:50 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
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 07:55 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Florida
I've worked a few nuke shutdowns around the US. What type of info are you looking for?
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#62922 - 03/03/06 12:56 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 60
Loc: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
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.
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#62923 - 03/03/06 01:40 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 687
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
No, but I found this nuclear power plant simulator demo:
http://www.ae4rv.com/store/nuke_pc.htm

Tom
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#62924 - 03/05/06 10:19 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 02/11/01
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Loc: Bethlehem, PA USA
Still just a bunch of classes and tests. Maybe I'll have my access badge later this week...I'm getting paid anyway!
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#62925 - 03/05/06 12:44 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 231
Loc: Canada
I just played that demo game and I think that I caused another Chenoble. LOL
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#62926 - 03/05/06 03:54 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 402
Loc: welland ontario canada
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.
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#62927 - 03/05/06 07:27 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: NJ
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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