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Thread: Heard the term Glowing in the dark from radiation?

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    These are some pictures my Father took inside a nuclear power plant while they were changing some fuel rods. He is an NDT (non-destructive tester). He tests the turbines for cracks in the fan blades and houseing using various different metheds. These turbines are HUGE so they need to be kept in top working order per OSHA standards because if one flies apart it will cause some damage. While he was in one of the power plants he took these pictures of the nuclear reactor and fuel rods. Keep in mind there are NO LIGHTS down under the water where the reactor is. All the light in the picture is from the reactor itself and the fuel rods. For those that do not know water is the best shield for radioactivity so the entire reactor is kept sumberged in so many feet of water at ALL TIMES. The fuel rods are handled by a robot and also kept underwater at all times. The rods even go in tunnels under water to the storage facilities for spent fuel rods. I asked and these pictures are not top sectret and I was given permision to post them. I think its interesting. It will give you a new awareness of the power of radiation!

    Remeber NO LIGHTS!!
    This picture might have lights on the reactor is closed.


    No lights!!







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    These were taken during a refueling. Since the fuel rods wear out from time to time. This is normaly the time they get the turbines inspected I assume. My father is part of the GE turbine inspection team.

    This one is called the Malox France Whatever that part is.


    This is not photoshopped this is glowing onits own!!






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    Thats something you don't see everyday!Thanks for sharing the pictures!


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    Wow that's cool! Looks so sci-fi!

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    All inside a nuclear reactor. Sci-fi meets real world.
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    thats so amazing...

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    we just saw a video on radioactivity in chemistry! Radium(Ra) glows blue with no light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The Protection!!! Terrorist be WARNED
    Not to mention the reinforcement on the buildings involved are so tough that neither a direct hit from the fuselage or turbine of a big jetliner could cause penetration. They tried another test with a jet fighter (F-22, I think) slamming in to that much concrete- penetration was a couple of inches.

    Thanks for sharing those pictures, I've got an interest in nuclear reactors and their workings.
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