Category Archives: Atomic Anecdotes

Death is death.

Via mountainbear, this article on the plight of the Fukushima workers. It’s ridiculous.  Just because you’re not killing them with radiation doesn’t mean you get to do it another way.  …work in shifts of four days on and two days … Continue reading

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Fixin’ to fix with fixatives.

Knew this was going to be part of the response. My brother is also a rad tech. Actually, both brothers are, even the former Greenpeacer. Plus Mom and Dad. But I was the first! Yes, we are the Nuclear Family. … Continue reading

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New readers bringing gifts!

TrueNorth put some effort into a first comment. Excerpts: It seems the big PR problem with nuclear is that when an accident happens the authorities seem to be winging it. Nuke PR has been totally defensive since at least Three … Continue reading

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When is it permissible to cut off someone else’s air supply?

We just finished our little birthday party on the unsuspecting German science babe. Good food and a double feature: Tangled and MegaMind. Both are excellent movies. So, we’re definitely starting to send over contractors. My little brother could swing a … Continue reading

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Watch your butt in the A.N.O. basement.

Will do the overview of the “beta” incident soon while addressing concerns in your comments. But this statement by crosspatch: There still seems to be some ambiguity if the water is from the reactor or if it is “overwash” from … Continue reading

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The closest I ever came to nuclear “radiation burns”.

You need to understand the sacrifice being made here. This will definitely trigger my P.N.A.S.S.* In brief: this mid-80’s maintenance outage was almost over. The plant had buttoned up primary containment, brought most systems to operating temps, etc. They were … Continue reading

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