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#62918 - 03/03/06 12:55 AM Nuke plant shutdown
CRW Offline

Registered: 02/11/01
Posts: 160
Loc: Bethlehem, PA USA
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
togol Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
.. 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

#62920 - 03/03/06 06:50 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
Radar Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 349
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
No doubt lots & lots & lots of bureaucratic red tape. Not at all what you would call a fast track job.
There are 10 types of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't.

#62921 - 03/03/06 07:55 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
XtheEdgeX Offline

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 127
Loc: Florida
I've worked a few nuke shutdowns around the US. What type of info are you looking for?

#62922 - 03/03/06 12:56 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
Rick Kelly Offline

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.

#62923 - 03/03/06 01:40 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
No, but I found this nuclear power plant simulator demo:


#62924 - 03/05/06 10:19 AM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
CRW Offline

Registered: 02/11/01
Posts: 160
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!

#62925 - 03/05/06 12:44 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
RobbieD Offline

Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 238
Loc: Canada
I just played that demo game and I think that I caused another Chenoble. LOL

#62926 - 03/05/06 03:54 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
jdevlin Offline

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.

#62927 - 03/05/06 07:27 PM Re: Nuke plant shutdown
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
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".
~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...

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