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What year did you start in nuclear power?
« on: Sep 08, 2014, 08:22 »
What year did you start in nuclear power?   

February 20, 1978 at Oconee.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 08, 2014, 08:49 »
1978

Offline Rennhack

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2014, 10:18 »
July 1989, just a young'un.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2014, 10:26 »
Navy October 1970
Commercial February 1979 just before TMI

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2014, 10:34 »
July 1998, after a little time on the fossil side and fleet side of the business.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2014, 11:19 »
March 18, 1974 -- All Commercial
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2014, 12:40 »
How about 1965 - NNPP(EB), NS Savannah Program, Commercial NPP (Mostly D&D and DOE since 1995)!
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 09, 2014, 07:51 »
1972 TMI

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 09, 2014, 07:54 »
Navy nuke school class 65-2 Mare Is. Davis Besse site '72.

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 09, 2014, 08:08 »
1976 USAF,1980 Millstone

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 09, 2014, 08:44 »
Emergency Planning (DCPA) 1976

Prototype (GE KAPL WSO) 1982

Commercial (IP2) 1987

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #11 on: Sep 09, 2014, 09:07 »
Navy Nuclear Power School class 7403, started in Nov. 1973 I think. Commercial  April 1980.

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 09, 2014, 09:23 »
Maine Yankee, June 1979.
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 09, 2014, 10:25 »
Commercial power plants 1976 Peach Bottom.
Remediation 1976 Baltimore Md Harbor Thorium in RR tracks and yard.
DOE/DD 1983 Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 09, 2014, 11:09 »
navy Nuke School Class 69-3.  First outage - Main Yankee, 1974

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« Reply #15 on: Sep 09, 2014, 11:37 »
via innate transgenerational epigenetic inheritance:

1946,........ my maternal grandfather was at Crossroads,...

1959,......... my paternal grandfather was a "mission controller" for SNAP,...

personal investment:

1969,...... my first science fair exhibit,....RTGs Promise Free Power for All Americans,....

it was 1969, I was still a dreamer and Star Trek was only 20 years away from being reality,...

the "real world" started in 1980,... ;)


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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #16 on: Sep 09, 2014, 03:29 »
Mar 1983

Back when it was Hide & Seek for a Grand a Week

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #17 on: Sep 09, 2014, 04:42 »
July 1989, just a young'un.

If you're a young'un, what does that make ME? A toddler? LOL

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 09, 2014, 06:25 »
Bainbridge, MD.   1975

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« Reply #19 on: Sep 09, 2014, 06:50 »
1980. Staring into the inside of a S/G bowl, about to jump in.

Thinking, "What the heck did I get myself into?"

A pretty good career, turns out.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #20 on: Sep 09, 2014, 08:09 »
Just another rookie starting into year # 38  in Health Physics.. my fun began at Pilgrim in 1977.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #21 on: Sep 10, 2014, 06:39 »
1988 for my short aborted Navy nuke career.
1992 Brunswick Decon
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #22 on: Sep 10, 2014, 06:43 »
Severely off topic, but . . .

I don't think I ever noticed that there is an "OldHP" and an "Old HP" before.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #23 on: Sep 10, 2014, 07:07 »
Charleston Naval Shipyard 01/83

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #24 on: Sep 10, 2014, 07:17 »
1980. Staring into the inside of a S/G bowl, about to jump in.

Thinking, "What the heck did I get myself into?"

A pretty good career, turns out.

79 for me - same thing....
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« Reply #25 on: Sep 10, 2014, 08:38 »
Severely off topic, but . . .

I don't think I ever noticed that there is an "OldHP" and an "Old HP" before.

Me either.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #26 on: Sep 10, 2014, 10:10 »
Severely off topic, but . . .

I don't think I ever noticed that there is an "OldHP" and an "Old HP" before.
Me either.

I got them confused years ago. I know one of them but not the other.
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« Reply #27 on: Sep 10, 2014, 10:14 »
January 6-1980, First job was Three Mile Island. Working instruments shop /as we called it then the Sugar Shack.

Times were great. Things have changed so much. So many of the Good HP's have passed. Not a lot of us left.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #28 on: Sep 10, 2014, 02:39 »
Mr. Troja,

It seems we are even as you have confused me a few times over the years that we have worked together. As to  my NukeWorker ID it seems at 62 I am the younger of the two Old HP / OLDHP, however I registered mine before the older OLDHP registered his. I would gladly change my ID to Retired HP but my NSS/IRM/ARC/CE/ABB/Numanco/ESG/PSESI/Bartlett/BNI/BWB/BHI retirement plan doesn't start until 45 years of service.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #29 on: Sep 10, 2014, 05:34 »
Actually, I realized it a couple of years ago when someone sent me a PM that was obviously not for me.  I checked the listing and redirected the sender!  It is too late now to even think about changing, because there are those who recognize the difference.

Back to the Topic  [beer] time!
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #30 on: Sep 10, 2014, 08:08 »
Mr. Troja,

It seems we are even as you have confused me a few times over the years that we have worked together. As to  my NukeWorker ID it seems at 62 I am the younger of the two Old HP / OLDHP, however I registered mine before the older OLDHP registered his. I would gladly change my ID to Retired HP but my NSS/IRM/ARC/CE/ABB/Numanco/ESG/PSESI/Bartlett/BNI/BWB/BHI retirement plan doesn't start until 45 years of service.

The confusion, then, is mutual. Let me know when that retirement kicks in. I am due the same from pretty much the same companies.

Back to the topic, which is already in progress...
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #31 on: Sep 10, 2014, 08:46 »
Started in the days of silkwood,IRM know for IRS and the day when RP was HP. Brunswick FEB. 22 1981 for a company call AVS
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 10, 2014, 11:14 »
March 1997 Calvert Cliffs. Told I would be there 5 weeks.......got 15.

Still get to read/hear about the diver getting WAY too close to the spent fuel assembly every year.
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« Reply #33 on: Sep 11, 2014, 06:56 »
The confusion, then, is mutual...........

The confusion, then,...............is because you guys are frickin' old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

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« Reply #34 on: Sep 11, 2014, 09:43 »
The confusion, then,...............is because you guys are frickin' old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

The only thing worse than getting old is the alternative.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #35 on: Sep 11, 2014, 12:55 »
   Speaking of old, here is a current picture of the Navy Nuclear Power School at Mare Island that I attended at the beginning of my nuclear career. There was a sign over the entrance that said. "At this school, the smartest must work as hard as those who struggle to pass". Hyman Rickover.
  

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« Reply #36 on: Sep 11, 2014, 01:51 »
  Speaking of old, here is a current picture of the Navy Nuclear Power School at Mare Island that I attended at the beginning of my nuclear career. There was a sign over the entrance that said. "At this school, the smartest must work as hard as those who struggle to pass". Hyman Rickover.

you're all so old the internet doesn't recognize you or your daguerreotype as an image,.... :P ;) :) 8)

9/14 - and then someone figured out how to patch the old into the new,...dam Marlin, you and that building are lookin' a lot alike:

worn as hell but still standing,.... ROFL ROFL ROFL ;)
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« Reply #37 on: Sep 11, 2014, 02:51 »
  Speaking of old, here is a current picture of the Navy Nuclear Power School at Mare Island that I attended at the beginning of my nuclear career. There was a sign over the entrance that said. "At this school, the smartest must work as hard as those who struggle to pass". Hyman Rickover.
  



And at prototype, some poor soul re-wrote that quote as, "In this school the hardest smart as work as those who mustle pass to strugg."
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #38 on: Sep 12, 2014, 01:13 »
The only thing worse than getting old is the alternative.

Every morning that I'm looking at the green side of the grass is the start of another good day!
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #39 on: Sep 12, 2014, 08:54 »
1977.......till 2008 in house.  Contract since then. All commercial but it is a great life.

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« Reply #40 on: Sep 12, 2014, 12:18 »
January, 1974 in the Norfolk Navy Shipyard

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #41 on: Sep 12, 2014, 12:46 »
January, 1974 in the Norfolk Navy Shipyard

We may have seen each other, I spent most of 73 there on the Spadefish then a couple of months on the Finback in 74. Not the nicest place to work Navy or Civilian.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #42 on: Sep 12, 2014, 01:40 »
I was there in 75' on the D&S piers...first commercial was not too far away...Surry...1980.

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« Reply #43 on: Sep 12, 2014, 02:01 »
1976 house mouse Zion Station (Z22). I miss those days

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I was there in 75' on the D&S piers...first commercial was not too far away...Surry...1980.

I did see you there  ;)

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #45 on: Sep 14, 2014, 10:49 »
  Speaking of old, here is a current picture of the Navy Nuclear Power School at Mare Island that I attended at the beginning of my nuclear career. There was a sign over the entrance that said. "At this school, the smartest must work as hard as those who struggle to pass". Hyman Rickover.
  





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« Reply #46 on: Sep 15, 2014, 10:51 »
1976 house mouse Zion Station (Z22). I miss those days

Visited the site last year.  What a shame it was shut down.  The location is beautiful.
LM

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #47 on: Sep 16, 2014, 07:19 »
Aug. 1974 Chem-Nuclear Systems Inc. in Barnwell, SC, Man what a ride so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #48 on: Sep 16, 2014, 08:29 »
1983, digging ditches at Robinson for $4.50/hr.

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« Reply #49 on: Sep 16, 2014, 11:47 »
Visited the site last year.  What a shame it was shut down.  The location is beautiful.
LM

Except in the winter with those sub-zero wind chills coming off the lake.  Otherwise, yeah, great place.

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« Reply #50 on: Sep 16, 2014, 11:32 »
NPS Mare Island. Class 64-4.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #51 on: Sep 17, 2014, 08:24 »
1983 at GGNS
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« Reply #52 on: Sep 21, 2014, 08:21 »
San Onofre Unit 1 in 1980.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #53 on: Sep 22, 2014, 10:22 »
Nuke School 8106, 1st outage at SONGS 1984. I remember my first day at SONGS training. Todd Mobley handed me a check. I said "What's this for?" He said it's per diem. "What's per diem?"

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« Reply #54 on: Nov 04, 2014, 06:11 »
2014

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« Reply #55 on: Nov 04, 2014, 08:12 »
1980 , Yankee Rowe

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #56 on: Nov 04, 2014, 10:30 »
Nov 1979 - Point Beach (2.25 Rem in 8 days)
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #57 on: Nov 04, 2014, 12:31 »
1978-TVA Watts Bar

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« Reply #58 on: Nov 04, 2014, 02:54 »
1987 North Anna Power Station

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #59 on: Nov 05, 2014, 10:45 »
USAF 1977 Env. Health (Rad tech), 1979 Enewetak Atoll Rad Tech, DOE 1981 and Commercial 1987

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #60 on: Nov 06, 2014, 07:23 »
March 1980 at Turkey Point w/ Atlantic.
 Steve Romanowicz was the IRM GET Instructor who threw things in class to keep us awake and later that week Brad Oliver (Wackenhut Guard) red badged us.
 The SG ISI outage was scheduled during the end of the first quarter of the year and the beginning of the second quarter so we could receive up to 3 Rem in each quarter.
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« Reply #61 on: Nov 07, 2014, 01:31 »
June 1983. Spent resin metering tank room 45' of rad waste Calvert cliffs. Sight glass blew out resin was everywhere. Bob Taber and Gene Able were my mentors.....

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« Reply #62 on: Nov 08, 2014, 06:36 »
1977- Duke Power's first HP training class @ McGuire TTC. Richard Wilson and Les Stallings were our instructors. Not many from that class are still in the business-didn't think I'd still be teching, but here I am at ONS. Just started another outage and trying to make it to the end. Retirement is sounding better and better!

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #63 on: Nov 11, 2014, 01:30 »
2009 Hanford site. 2013 LANL...2014 Back to Hanford.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #64 on: Nov 11, 2014, 08:06 »
1984 at North Anna. Have worked D&D since 1994. Haven't been laid off a day since. Man, I miss those summers and winters off. Maybe I am just tired. And yes I am a lurker.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #65 on: Nov 12, 2014, 06:47 »
Bettis Lab in Pittsburgh 1984.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #66 on: Nov 12, 2014, 08:20 »
The fun began for me in 1977 at Pilgrim Station and it just keeps getting better every outage.  I

Offline Hanford one

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #67 on: Nov 12, 2014, 08:44 »
Started US Army nuclear Oct 1975. commercial July 1977. DOE April 2000. Been in business over 39 years

Offline Gammatracker

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #68 on: Nov 12, 2014, 09:55 »
September 1989 Diablo Canyon 1R4.

Offline scotoma

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #69 on: Nov 12, 2014, 11:59 »
NNPS class 72-04 Bainbridge, Md, then NPTU West Milton. Commercial @ Yankee Rowe 9/1980, $8/hr and $30/day perdiem.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #70 on: Nov 12, 2014, 02:05 »
1983 to 1989 - Navy sub tender and boomer.
1989 - Grand Goof

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Offline yawl28

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #71 on: Nov 12, 2014, 05:19 »
Rancho Seco  Fall of 77, those were so long outages!

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #72 on: Nov 12, 2014, 11:33 »
2009 Hanford site. 2013 LANL...2014 Back to Hanford.
Guess that makes me an infant. [Dance]

Marine Corps CBRN 2005-2013. 1 internship at Catawba. If you're an infant, then I'm still the gleam in my father's eye.  [Bubbles]
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #73 on: Nov 14, 2014, 09:07 »
Well, let me see... I guess it was back around nineteen ought...  :P
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #74 on: Nov 15, 2014, 12:00 »
1977 @ MillRock CT.
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Offline _NukeOps_

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #75 on: Dec 04, 2014, 09:56 »
06/09/2003 at Hatch Nuclear Plant as a Nuclear Security Officer.   

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #76 on: Jan 07, 2015, 03:09 »
This week marks 25 years.
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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #77 on: Jan 07, 2015, 03:35 »
This week marks 25 years.


                   

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #78 on: Jan 11, 2015, 08:45 »
'76 at da peach, u2 outage.  ;D  bounced around operational npps and in different d&d venues butt keep swinging back too outage work.
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Offline Nichole

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #79 on: Jan 19, 2015, 08:45 »
Jan. 2013 at PSNS & IMF  ;D

Offline 61nomad

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #80 on: Jan 19, 2015, 10:29 »
Oh crap!  This March will be 30 years.  I was only supposed to be on the five year plan!!!

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #81 on: Jan 20, 2015, 01:26 »
NNPTC 2000 so I guess that makes it 15 years now. I didn't realize the time had gone by like that.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #82 on: Jan 21, 2015, 02:08 »
I haven't been on the site in a while.  I have enjoyed catching up.  I literally left home to go to a "decon" job in May of 1988 at San Onofre.  Frank Hammaker was my first Site Coordinator and I just read tonight that he is no longer with us.  I gave a "today" notice when I quit my job in Atlanta to drive to California.  I have no regrets ever since and that is saying something in this business (two countries, employer bankruptcies, station closings and god knows how many other things that you learn to appreciate cause it's never boring.  I am still having a blast.  A special thanks to all of you who keep this site rolling too.  I havent been a shift in a long time and I always enjoy when I get a chance to read through the Community news.
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Offline 100centsquare

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #83 on: Jan 21, 2015, 08:48 »
1978 - Beaver Valley ....Ops, then to RP,I wanted to save lives.. ;)

Offline oldsaltrp

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #84 on: Jan 28, 2015, 10:47 »
Navy 73-04, ELT, '77 house RPT Indian Point, 30 yrs contract RP, seems like yesterday

Offline Gammatracker

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #85 on: Jan 28, 2015, 02:13 »
August 1989

Offline jacksprucinski

Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #86 on: Jan 29, 2015, 11:06 »
Try 1970 which places me at 45 years at this point.  Started USN riding "boats" moved into commercial at TMI teaching than staying in RP field for the remainder.

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Re: What year did you start in nuclear power?
« Reply #87 on: Feb 03, 2015, 01:07 »
1980 at Yankee Rowe. A means to an end to pay back debts from a failed lumber business. Am still on the road. SS kicks in this month.

 


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