I am in New Zealand for a bit and posting this story late. WiFi is very, very sketchy where I am hanging my hat about now (All around Southern Island) so if you comment, I’ll appreciate it more than you’ll know (because I won’t be able to answer in kind. I’m posting this to try to stay in the groove and let you all know why I’ve fallen off the edge of the earth. (And if ever there was a place to fall off and stay off, this land is it.) Anyway, thanks for understanding.
And, as always, Aloha,
DNB (DEPARTURE FROM NUCLEATE BOILING)
After the meltdown a reporter asked me to describe our industry.
“It’s what the adage ‘one oh shit wipes out a thousand attaboys’ was invented for.”
What really happened? CLOFA in reactor three led to DNB and fuel element failure. Nuclear power is a dodgy business. Everything works fine until it doesn’t, then it’s all assholes and elbows as people try to limit the damage and cover their ass. My crew and I hit our dose limits trying to get the emergency pumps running.
We patrol the exclusion zone now. Should be habitable in three-hundred years.
Price of progress.