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VC Summer, worked there in 1982 and returned in 2008. 26 years.

Turkey Point, worked there in 1983 and returned in 2009. 26 years.
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Well dang, Mike!  Nothing like shutting down the contest with the first entry.  The best I can do is a tie - Quad Cities - 1983 and 2009.

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Hmmm I worked at DC Cook in 1989, but it was non outage, and then again in 2009 for an outage. 20 years.

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Brunswick 25 years,Turkey Point 26 years,Peach Bottom 26 years. If I am still answering this question in 5 years please put me out of my misery.

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Worked Peach Bottom in 1974 and returned in 2004 -- 30 years.
Worked Turkey Point in 1976 and returned in 2004 -- 28 years.
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Now a different answer cause It's how I read the question  ;)

Toronto Powers Pickering B holds the world record for the longest non-stop operation of a nuclear reactor – 894 days.

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Now a different answer cause It's how I read the question  ;)

Toronto Powers Pickering B holds the world record for the longest non-stop operation of a nuclear reactor – 894 days.

That is how I originally interpreted the question until I read the originator's post. I was pretty sure that a Candu reactor would hold the record due to the unique method of refueling.
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Surry, worked there in 1980 and returned in 2010. 30 years.
« Last Edit: Oct 23, 2010, 08:42 by Mike McFarlin »
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Worked Oyster Creek last time in 1977 and just finished their outage 2010
33 years apart, same drywell control point but had a much better time this outage.

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Hmmmmm... Peach Bottom - left October 1979 (after three years of continuous service) then returned September 2009 for an outage.  About 30 years I guess....and no discernable difference.
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You people are OLD,...

I was in high school in 1974 and 1976,....

And when I started my sophomore year of college I was still 17,...

You guys were sponging 1800mr/yr before my spermatocytes went on active duty :P ;) :) 8)

1800?

In 1978 I got over 6,000! (IP2 to Pilgrim to IP2 and back to Pilgrim.)
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You people are OLD,...
You guys were sponging 1800mr/yr before my spermatocytes went on active duty :P ;) :) 8)

1.8 Rem/yr.  Come on we are talking a different age - my worst was about 7.2 (but, you probably don't remember 5N-18) when you were still in HS!  But, it wasn't sponging, it was a totally different mind set and different application of ALARA!

Today I see, total dose suffers in deference to keeping individual dose less than the coming regulation.
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You guys were sponging 1800mr/yr before my spermatocytes went on active duty :P ;) :) 8)
As S/G control point put a worker into the S/G 31st March for 2.8 Rem.  Next day he was back (April 1st - new quarter) and we sent him in for another 2.8 Rem.  
To keep it semi on topic - Millstone 1980 then back in 2000 for the Decommissioning Unit 1
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As S/G control point put a worker into the S/G 31st March for 2.8 Rem.  Next day he was back (April 1st - new quarter) and we sent him in for another 2.8 Rem.  
To keep it semi on topic - Millstone 1980 then back in 2000 for the Decommissioning Unit 1

We did that once at a plant I will not name but it was October 31st - November 1st and since it was night shift he didn't even need to go home between jumps. He (actually two guys) got about 5.5 Rem in one shift. I am glad we don't get to do that anymore.

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"I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician."

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"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to understand that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
                                  -Ronald Reagan

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.

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