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Re: Fort Calhoun Power plant

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:28 pm

The plant is going to stop producing electricity in a month or two and its going to take 400 people another 2 or 3 years before they can let them go? :o
Just exactly what do you keep 400 people busy doing for 2 or 3 years at a power plant that isnt producing electricity? Those sound like some easy jobs working all day doing nothing and then we should feel sorry for them because they got told 3 years in advance they would lose their jobs. Oh those poor things!

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Re: Fort Calhoun Power plant

Postby MadMartin8 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:25 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:The plant is going to stop producing electricity in a month or two and its going to take 400 people another 2 or 3 years before they can let them go? :o
Just exactly what do you keep 400 people busy doing for 2 or 3 years at a power plant that isnt producing electricity? Those sound like some easy jobs working all day doing nothing and then we should feel sorry for them because they got told 3 years in advance they would lose their jobs. Oh those poor things!



There is a bit more to decommissioning a Nuclear Plant than simply throwing a switch. It takes time, and people who know what they are doing.
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Re: Fort Calhoun Power plant

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:32 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:The plant is going to stop producing electricity in a month or two and its going to take 400 people another 2 or 3 years before they can let them go? :o
Just exactly what do you keep 400 people busy doing for 2 or 3 years at a power plant that isnt producing electricity? Those sound like some easy jobs working all day doing nothing and then we should feel sorry for them because they got told 3 years in advance they would lose their jobs. Oh those poor things!

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Re: Fort Calhoun Power plant

Postby jessep28 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:43 am

Not just security, but after the reactor is defueled, the fuel has to cool down for several years in a spent fuel pool before it can be placed into dry storage. You have to monitor and maintain the equipment for that process. Then it's a substantial activity to actually decommission the plant. There's plenty to do.

See: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle ... oning.html
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Re: Fort Calhoun Power plant

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:50 pm

jessep28 wrote:Not just security, but after the reactor is defueled, the fuel has to cool down for several years in a spent fuel pool before it can be placed into dry storage. You have to monitor and maintain the equipment for that process. Then it's a substantial activity to actually decommission the plant. There's plenty to do.

See: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle ... oning.html



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