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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #25 on: Oct 02, 2023, 07:34 »
And the cleanest plant I have ever worked. I took half dozen smears on one of the primary side S/G platforms...and zero contamination detected. I guess that area was relatively highly crapped up after they completed ECT last outage...but it was 98% Co58, so now has decayed?

Very little distributed smearable...but LOTS of 1,000 to 10,000 ccpm specks around - looking for workers to land on....
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« Reply #26 on: Oct 02, 2023, 10:57 »
Very little distributed smearable...but LOTS of 1,000 to 10,000 ccpm specks around - looking for workers to land on....

Any chance for some pictures like you did when in Thailand for the Peace Corp?

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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #27 on: Oct 02, 2023, 10:40 »
Any chance for some pictures like you did when in Thailand for the Peace Corp?

I still get this message when I try to upload picture...

"Error
You don't have permission to perform this operation."
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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #28 on: Oct 02, 2023, 11:06 »
I still get this message when I try to upload picture...

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You don't have permission to perform this operation."

Sent Mike an email.

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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #29 on: Oct 07, 2023, 07:59 »
Well, THAT was a nice surprise! Based on previous techs' experience I was prepared for my first paycheck to be short...but they actually paid me 20% MORE than I had calculated!   :D :D :D
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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #30 on: Oct 10, 2023, 05:12 »
Barakah proved the equation:

Open equipment hatch + positive  pressure + cavity decon = BAD IDEA

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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #31 on: Oct 11, 2023, 06:37 »
All RPTs need to participate in a real-life scenario in which radiological conditions require a SOP/control point in the guardshack!! Good luck! If Aziz Maly is still there(mgmt) tell him hello from his old gaseous effluent buddy from Kewaunee. Thanks.
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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #32 on: Oct 23, 2023, 10:44 »
Cafeteria is pretty basic, but plenty of food & choices.

Turns out many of the choices include Salmonella.

4 nightshift techs...out of 20...have ended up in the hospital. Not sure what the number is on days.

Health department is all over the cafeteria and trying to get the outbreak stopped , but...
« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2023, 01:20 by UncaBuffalo »
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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #33 on: Oct 30, 2023, 03:43 »
Outage over.

Glad I went...was a unique experience.

Would never work there again. Too depressing trying to provide job coverage to crews that can't understand a word you say.
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Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
« Reply #34 on: Oct 30, 2023, 07:58 »
"Would never work there again. Too depressing trying to provide job coverage to crews that can't understand a word you say."

Sounds like some of the eighties/nineties circle bar W RCP crews. But they were from Pennsylvania......

« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2023, 06:35 by fiveeleven »

 


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