Radioactive!

BNSF FAN Aug 22, 2021

  1. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Supporter

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    Shortround I think you got the TMI reactors mixed up. Unit 2 went into commercial operation Dec '78, accident was March 79. All the expense of construction and only made money for three months.
    I first worked there in 2000. I worked each U1 refuel from 2001 thtough the final refuel in 2017. I retired just before the 2019 defuel.
    I still have and odd left work boot as a souvenir. The right one got crapped up and is now buried at the Barnwell SC low level radwaste facility. Maybe it was transported in a DI styled covered hopper! LOL!
     
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  2. Shortround

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    Sorry if I've errored. When the melt down happened I was hunting for a mans job and got one. With triple the salary and a 10% raise in six months. Then bought my first house. It was two years later we started making the tubes for what we were informed was unit three. Three of us went through very thorough investigations. It was about ten years later at Waukesha Cutting Tools were we started making the boring tools to clean out the tubes were the meltdown happened. Having been inspected previously got me switched to first shift and a raise. Far more important.
    I'm only going on what I was told by the NRC and my employers. It wasn't big news like the incidents in Russia and Japan. So my life was what was important.
    Thanks for letting me get it closer to correct. All I needed at the time was better glasses and new trucks. :)
     
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  3. logging loco

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    No need to apologize. I get stuff wrong all the time.(y)
     
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  4. Shortround

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    Oh but, I must. The authorities say I must and be able to say NO. :whistle:

    Just trying to clear it up. I am get too old to remember facts. ;)
     
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  5. Keith

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    Overall, I think I’ve got 4 of the DI cars in
    my collection. Two of them somewhere!
     
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  6. JMaurer1

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    Should be easy enough to find...just turn off the lights!
     
  7. George Johnsen

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    Back in the day when we made these, it was pretty funny to go into the print department with the lights out. Hundreds of these things glowing looked pretty bizarre.

    To those who wondered, there were 4 total cars released, two in each scheme. When Dave bought deLuxe, he intended to do more, but for whatever reason he never got around to it.

    George
     
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  8. JMaurer1

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    Should I use the green or the yellow glow-in-the-dark paints? What color IS radioactivity?
     
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  9. John Moore

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    Well it is invisible but often portrayed as a bluish white or green glow and most of the glow in the dark I have seen is greenish. I wondered when someone was going to take my hint to paint their own.

    Microscale makes several sheets of N scale hazards including the radioactive.
     
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  10. sd90ns

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    I don't know what color "Radioactivity" is but whenever AI Machines get hit by lightning and go EVIL, all the blinking lights turn "Sinister Green".
     
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  11. logging loco

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    The Cherenkov effect occurs when a particle carrying an electric charge travels through a transparent medium like water or air. If the particle travels faster than light in this medium, its passage causes a brief flash of light, a Cherenkov light. ...
    www.radioactivity.eu.com


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    Looking down in an unidentified BWR during fuel moves.

    US Comercial nuclear fuel gives off a blueish "glow" after being "burned" in the reactor.
    The whitish glow to the left is a cavity light, a temporary worklight. The amber/orange glow at the top of the fuel bundle comes from grapple lights used to remotely view fuel bundle serial number and grapple engagement on the bundle.

    Lower and lower right of core, you can also see a glow from the bundles in the core.
     
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  12. BNSF FAN

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    I finally stopped my chuckling at this one. :D:ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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  13. BNSF FAN

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    I bet that did look really cool George! You did some great stuff at Deluxe. I have a lot of the early truck trailers and containers as well and they are still some of my favorites.
     
  14. umtrr-author

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    Weird Al parodied the Imagine Dragons song, not The Firm song, so I'm going with Imagine Dragons. :D
     
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  15. Grey One

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    It is said that Mystrium glows in and out of the dark but there is no photographic evidence. ☻
     
  16. NorsemanJack

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    He didn't say no!!! :ROFLMAO:

    (I'm here all week....)
     
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  17. George Johnsen

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    Thanks man. I miss it a lot. One of those decisions that one makes for life reasons, and wish you didn't. Like any small manufacturers we made mistakes, and made some successes, but we did have a good time doing it.
     
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