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Old 10-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #376
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:29 PM   #377
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Yes, that is a neucular power plant, the relative size of the bike has made those towers look rather small.. but I was told by worker in the plant that you could fly a Boeing 747 into the tower and it wouldn't suffer much damage.
those are just natural draft cooling towers ... not unique to nukes

they would not withstand an aircraft strike, they only cool the secondary loop water (non-radioactive loop) from the turbine.

what would withstand an aircraft strike is the containment structure or CAN (not visible here) in which the reactor, steam generators, etc are housed.
those wall thicknesses are measured in FEET of reinforced concrete and steel plate.

this is like that damn Superman movie where he flies over the cooling tower and there's a glow deep inside ...
totally uninformed media bullshit ...
some coal-fired power plants have towers like those
and not all nukes have natural draft towers, some have forced draft, some have none at all.





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Crystal River, FL
there are 4 coal-fired (dirt burners) and one nuke on site
the media comes down to make a report on something, the camera is pointed AWAY from the nuke (that the story was on) instead is focused on 2 big natural draft cooling towers (just like these) that serve the 2 big dirt-burners. The nuke uses a cooling canal from the Gulf.

these are Crystal River 4 & 5 coal-fired, not nuke






and before you ask ... I put in over 15 years in over 20 different commercial power reactors across the country as well as several production reactors.

And yes I do have a hot button on the subject
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:18 AM   #378
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Thanks for the primer XTphreak. I only spent 2 years as a engineering co-op in a coal/oil station. We had one of the largest oil fired burner/turbines in the country. Didn't get fired much.

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Old 10-07-2005, 07:47 AM   #379
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I would like to make a smaller version of that and put it on the back of my bike....

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:02 AM   #380
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those are just natural draft cooling towers ... not unique to nukes


and before you ask ... I put in over 15 years in over 20 different commercial power reactors across the country as well as several production reactors.

And yes I do have a hot button on the subject
Yeah, me too. Contract Health Physics Tech for about 13 years and got a belly full. Nice write up and explanation. The utilities should have spent more time educating people like this back in the early 80's.

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:09 AM   #381
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Yeah, me too. Contract Health Physics Tech for about 13 years and got a belly full. Nice write up and explanation. The utilities should have spent more time educating people like this back in the early 80's.

got to go find a sign...
back then I was a Contract I&C Tech

got a belly full too, sooooo now I sit and design / program / post on ADVRider
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:17 AM   #382
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back then I was a Contract I&C Tech

got a belly full too, sooooo now I sit and design / program / post on ADVRider
the days huh. miss em sometimes. Climbed one of them towers at Rancho Seco back in the day. An adventure. Been a programmer for the last 10 years with recent accomplishments including ADVrider post whore noob. welp, better go find a sign before moderater calls hijack on me.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:55 PM   #383
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:56 PM   #384
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sorry about that

photo's a bit large. I will try to size it down.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:36 PM   #385
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:17 PM   #386
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blah blah blah *snip*

and before you ask ... I put in over 15 years in over 20 different commercial power reactors across the country as well as several production reactors.

And yes I do have a hot button on the subject
And apparently an inability to hold a job.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:57 PM   #387
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #388
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A couple Madison County, NC signs.

Entering the community of "Luck," HWY209.

Down the road a few miles there's another community called "Trust," but someone had stolen the sign the last time I went through there.

Another curiously named community:


And yet another:

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Old 10-08-2005, 12:50 PM   #389
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Browsing though older images, I found this one from Poland:
Wypadki means something like "small accident", I've been told.

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Old 10-08-2005, 03:52 PM   #390
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I guess getting run over by a car is a "small accident" in Poland.

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Browsing though older images, I found this one from Poland:



Wypadki means something like "small accident", I've been told.
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