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Re: Oconee
« Reply #50 on: Jul 16, 2007, 09:57 »
Hi, I recently left Brunswick with over 4 years of nuclear power plant operations experience as an NLO for a contract postition out west for a couple of years. After this, I would like to move back east and I have both Oconee and Vogtle in mind. If needs be, I would be willing to get some AO experience and then pursue and RO and then an SRO license career path at one of these units. Can anyone tell me what the starting salaries of either of these units are? Also, I do have a BS in Engineering (no interest in being an Engineer though at either of the plants, though). Some other questions I have are as follows: What sort of time frame would be likely for an experienced NLO such as myself? How frequent are the refueling outages? Are they staggered by 8 months a piece? Do operators qualify on all 3 units, or does each unit have it's own set of operators? How much overtime is available during the outages? (since I am likely to take a pay cut, this would help ease things a little during the qual process). Any info that any of you can give me would be appreciated.
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #51 on: Jul 17, 2007, 06:32 »
Hi, I recently left Brunswick with over 4 years of nuclear power plant operations experience as an NLO for a contract postition out west for a couple of years. After this, I would like to move back east and I have both Oconee and Vogtle in mind. If needs be, I would be willing to get some AO experience and then pursue and RO and then an SRO license career path at one of these units. Can anyone tell me what the starting salaries of either of these units are? Also, I do have a BS in Engineering (no interest in being an Engineer though at either of the plants, though). Some other questions I have are as follows: What sort of time frame would be likely for an experienced NLO such as myself? How frequent are the refueling outages? Are they staggered by 8 months a piece? Do operators qualify on all 3 units, or does each unit have it's own set of operators? How much overtime is available during the outages? (since I am likely to take a pay cut, this would help ease things a little during the qual process). Any info that any of you can give me would be appreciated.

Hmmm, Looks like BZ slept peacefully through the night.   ;)

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #52 on: Jul 17, 2007, 08:23 »
Hmmm, Looks like BZ slept peacefully through the night.   ;)

He is a busy man these days, being the leader of the pack on shift and hangin out with the heads of state.   He needs to get his rest.   It's no fun when the SM is on edge ;D
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #53 on: Jul 17, 2007, 09:14 »
Actually, I have researched many items, though some of the posts are 2 years or older and I was just trying to get some more recent info if possible. I will try to contact the ops manager at a good time as that is usually informative. In the meantime, I will continue my search as you instructed and see what else I can find out. Thanks.
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #54 on: Jul 19, 2007, 10:40 »
Left Oconee about June 6, 2007 been going there since 84..one of the best plants to work for that I have ever been to. Yes, they do have SRO's for each unit but, I think the AO's are all over the plant. They are the greatest bunch of people that you could ever want to meet. Not like some plants that treat you like you are dirt, I won't mention any one plant in particular. I will add this...they have always treated me good.   

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #55 on: Aug 10, 2007, 10:41 »
Left Oconee about June 6, 2007 been going there since 84..one of the best plants to work for that I have ever been to. Yes, they do have SRO's for each unit but, I think the AO's are all over the plant. They are the greatest bunch of people that you could ever want to meet. Not like some plants that treat you like you are dirt, I won't mention any one plant in particular. I will add this...they have always treated me good.   

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #56 on: Nov 04, 2007, 05:52 »
I knew a Harry Pope at Oconee in 85. He was there as a rent-a-tech then went house. Is this the same one?

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #57 on: Nov 07, 2007, 11:06 »
Duke Power has extended the Bartlett contract through 2009 at the same pay, per diem and travel. :(.   I guess contract R.P does not deserve cost of living adjustment.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #58 on: Sep 18, 2008, 12:03 »
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html#en44483
Two fatalities in the industry reported in one day - Monti was the other. Sad to hear, condolences to the worker's family.  :(
Fatality classed as work related - anybody got any more info?
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #59 on: Sep 18, 2008, 04:44 »
Duke Power has extended the Bartlett contract through 2009 at the same pay, per diem and travel. :(.   I guess contract R.P does not deserve cost of living adjustment.

Are you sure? I was under the impression that Seniors going to Oconee recieved a $3 an hour raise.
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #60 on: Sep 27, 2008, 02:08 »
Hello,

Looking for a contact for the contracting company that handles the I&C Techs for Oconee.

Would be interested in making the upcoming outage.

Thanks,

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #61 on: Apr 06, 2009, 10:09 »
Can someone provide me with an RP contact name/email address?  Please PM me.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #62 on: Apr 08, 2009, 05:38 »
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #63 on: Apr 08, 2009, 08:42 »
I'm looking for someone that is in-house, not a contracting company....

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #64 on: Apr 08, 2009, 10:27 »
Lorrie check your private messages!
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #65 on: Jun 03, 2009, 09:09 »
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #66 on: Nov 12, 2009, 11:58 »
What's going on with the vessel head and potentially damaged fuel at Oconee 1??

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #67 on: Nov 13, 2009, 06:14 »
Nothing potential about it. We just got some pictures. Not all the bundles were fully inserted and they put the upper internals in.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #68 on: Nov 14, 2009, 12:22 »
Those pictures were incredible! This is very bad news :-X

Is it bad enough to not recover from?
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #69 on: Nov 14, 2009, 05:03 »
Where are the pics,  would like to see damage!

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #70 on: Nov 14, 2009, 09:09 »
sounds like a long term outage....
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #71 on: Nov 14, 2009, 09:16 »
The fuel damage at Trojan during an early 80's RFO was much worse than what I saw in the Oconee pictures and Trojan recovered nicely.

Right, but how will this impact a plant that is already through 25 or 30 years of run time? I haven't worked there before so I don't know the general condition of the plant or its history. Seems like the bill on this might outweigh fixing it.
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #72 on: Nov 15, 2009, 07:15 »
Right, but how will this impact a plant that is already through 25 or 30 years of run time? I haven't worked there before so I don't know the general condition of the plant or its history. Seems like the bill on this might outweigh fixing it.

It has 24 years left on it's license and has historically been a good performer. They'll fix it.


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Re: Oconee
« Reply #73 on: Nov 15, 2009, 07:59 »
Where are the pics,  would like to see damage!

Picture a 14' fuel bundle crammed into a 13'10" space. This did not look like new fuel either.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #74 on: Nov 16, 2009, 02:15 »
Were the damaged assemblies new (unirradiated) fuel or used fuel??  If used fuel, did containment have an airborne excursion when it happened and did alpha contamination increase significantly?

 


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