Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Linear Defect" = "Leaking Cracked Steel" With 10 Tons of Liquid and Gaseous Uranium Hexafluoride Behind It.

Alternate title: How to know when there is something that should scare the crap out of you in a NRC event report.

When a leaking crack in a pressure vessel holding back up to TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS of liquid and gaseous  Uranium Hexafluoride is called a "linear defect", its your sign that somebody doesn't want you to understand something that should scare the crap out of you otherwise.

For a prime example see NRC event number 47376, "24 HOUR REPORT DUE TO DETECTION OF LINEAR DEFECT IN SURGE VOLUME ACCUMULATOR " - PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT.

For a better understanding of this event see our previous blogpost:
Paducah Kentucky Dodged a 20,000 Lb Uranium Hexafluoride Bullet

2 comments:

  1. Heads up. Could be an interesting CME coming in next few days http://youtu.be/EhHqju0qlc4

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  2. NASA/NOAA Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
    expected to be at quiet to active levels with a chance for isolated
    minor storm levels on day one (29 December) as multiple CME's are
    expected to arrive. Quiet to unsettled level are expected on day two
    (30 December) as effects the previous CME's wane. Predominantly
    quiet levels are expected on day three (31 December).

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