Re: Breeder Reactors

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 08:05:39 MST

From: Chuck Kuecker <>

>Three Mile Island, Brown's Ferry, Enrico Fermi (outside Detroit -
>that one WAS a sodium cooled breeder...)... Have I missed any? Oh,
>yeah, - Zion, Braidwood, and Dresden, in Illinois, here, have all
>had "minor" oopses - mostly from poor management.

>Problems can and do happen, but so do chemical spills and
>explosions, gas leaks, and a hell of a lot more radiation exposure
>from fossil (coal) plants than US nukes, anyway.

One of the "side jobs" I had before starting here at the data
center was reactor core phone tech for Zion Nuclear power plant.

There are a series of phones in the reactor core area itself so
techs working there can talk outside the core.

If you've never had the opportunity, entering the core area of a
nuclear reactor is cooler than courtside seats at a Bull's playoff
game during Michael's reign.

I was always very impressed with the skill and care that went into
the plants operation.


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

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