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
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