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#1 chrisg

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

http://www.news.com....2bab587856fccae

 

That place scared the hell out of me, and I was only there an hour or so, refueling - I was flying an aircraft that had a Geiger on board, ticked like crazy...

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

From WaPo

https://www.washingt...m=.cba892e2efa3

 

"inspection of the tunnels ‘is not feasible because of radiation levels in excess of five roentgens per hour.’ ” A roentgen, or rad, is a measure of radioactive exposure; five roentgens is the annual limit for a U.S. nuclear worker."


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:54 PM

http://www.news.com....2bab587856fccae

 

That place scared the hell out of me, and I was only there an hour or so, refueling - I was flying an aircraft that had a Geiger on board, ticked like crazy...

 

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So it's more the UAC faciltities in Doom with barrels of green stuff all over the place?


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

Scary stuff for all those within cooee of the site. Obviously tunnel building needs more work in the USA, I mean thirty odd years is not nearly long enough.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:50 PM

From WaPo

https://www.washingt...m=.cba892e2efa3

 

"inspection of the tunnels ‘is not feasible because of radiation levels in excess of five roentgens per hour.’ ” A roentgen, or rad, is a measure of radioactive exposure; five roentgens is the annual limit for a U.S. nuclear worker."

 

 

who doesn't like the idea of a half hour working year ?

 

besides, the site will be okay in about a few millennia or so if they just leave it alone


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:50 AM

Oh yes, the title should say Hanford not Hartford.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:08 AM

Oh yes, the title should say Hanford not Hartford.

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Yes you are right, I must have been thinking about the wives in Connecticut or something :)

 

The thing is though it wont improve, it is America's dumping ground for nuclear junk and that includes things like aged out reactors from their submarines.

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:15 AM


 

The thing is though it wont improve, it is America's dumping ground for nuclear junk and that includes things like aged out reactors from their submarines.

 

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Hey, don't the ruskies just dump their sub reactors in the ocean?


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:18 PM

 


 

The thing is though it wont improve, it is America's dumping ground for nuclear junk and that includes things like aged out reactors from their submarines.

 

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Hey, don't the ruskies just dump their sub reactors in the ocean?

 

They say they don't, rather they bury them here:

 

https://en.wikipedia...i/Novaya_Zemlya

 

I don't really know if it makes a lot of difference, Russian nuclear subs have appalling screening - the crew area is ok, the reactors might as well be open to the ocean.

 

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#11 Jeruselem

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:43 PM

Going to Novaya Zemiya anytime soon chris?


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:26 PM

:)

 

I was about 100kms off the archipelago when they detonated a test nuke back in the 70s, with no warning whatsoever.

 

I went west at a very high rate of knots and sort of out-ran the blast wave but it was pretty bumpy there for a bit.

 

 Back on the ground they would not let us crack the hoods until they washed down the air frame (F-4) having our back turned to it probably made the difference.

 

Honestly, just why I'm still alive is a bloody mystery but my last health check had no mention of anything associated with all that rubbish, just some balance issue that might get better and might not -just getting old I guess..

 

So no J, no plans at all :)

 

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