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Old 11-14-2008, 06:55 AM   #61
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Searching more on this subject, this document includes some facts about the Dose Rate since the late 1970's till today. It appears the cooling off area was the one with the highest levels, but as of today is pretty much the same as background levels. It is amazing how high it was back in 1978 when the graph starts.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:25 AM   #62
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Hi all, I'm new around here. Very interesting stuff but very creepy. I recently bought a DL650 after years of sportbikes.
Some of the UGA scientists working in Radioecology in the 50's-60's such as the "father of modern ecology" Eugene P. Odum and others, I think did do some monitoring analysis of plants and animals at the Dawson site as well as the Savannah River Ecology Lab at SRS. Dr. Odum was one of the principals behind the Savannah river Ecology Lab to study long term effects of radiation on the environment.
"Eugene P. Odum of the University of Georgia stated in 1965, "Experience with the unshielded reactor at Dawsonville, Georgia provides a good example [of the effects of radiation]. After one of the high energy runs the entire population of marked cotton rats living in the adjacent field was exterminated. Small birds entering the radiation field were also undoubtedly killed"'
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:23 AM   #63
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Great reading, dont have too many sites like that in the uk, in fact most are still in use so cant go anywhere near
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:41 AM   #64
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older aerial photo shows 1000yd security zone around site
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:50 AM   #65
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older aerial photo shows 1000yd security zone around site
You can actually still see the same thing on Live Maps.

Go here - Live Maps

Let it zoom in. Switch to aerial, and then zoom in 1 or 2 more steps. Markers 2-5 show that outer perimeter that you can still see in the tree line.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:59 AM   #66
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Oh sheite, I hear black helicopters!
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #67
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Great RR and history. I need to get with DeBandi and go on some historical rides around here.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:59 AM   #68
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Thanks for putting together the history lesson.
Interesting stuff.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #69
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Great job, Mark!

Even though I grew up in GA back in those days, had parents that were civil service at Robins AFB, and have worked in the shadow world a very small bit of the time I was in the Service, stories of GA/US Gov't history like this never fail to amaze me.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:27 PM   #70
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:48 PM   #71
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It's all making sense now. The Squidbillies are from that neck of the woods!
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #72
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Great RR and history. I need to get with DeBandi and go on some historical rides around here.

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:58 PM   #73
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I lived just south of Dawson Forest from 1983-1990. Worked in Cumming, GA for about 5 years and some of my co-workers had relatives that worked there. They told stories about having there clothes and shoes confiscated before they went home. Also having to take showers and be "scrubbed down" before they could go home. They would sometimes take their shoes and give them back with holes cored in them and then plugged. One guys dad worked in the machine shop and perfectly good mills and lathes would "disappear" overnight. When the place was shut down most of the machine tools were smashed and buried because the were "too hot to sell". He had several pieces of the wood that was made. It was light and very tough. I can't remember all the stories but it was spooky for sure. (I don't remember much of the eighties, didn't stop drinking and drugging until '92!) I never saw a picture of a mutated animal but there were many stories of deformed deer, squirrels and rabbits. Thanks for the report.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:25 AM   #74
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We use to slip in there in the late 60's and ride. Got chased out of there a time or 2. Good old OSSA days.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:57 PM   #75
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