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Davis Besse 2002
« on: Sep 09, 2023, 08:36 »
I'm looking for anyone who was at the infamous 2002 refueling outage at Davis Besse. That is the one where the hole in the reactor head was discovered. I was there and I remember a man that had inhaled a particle after being sent into the generator bowl with only a face shield and a paper suit. Does anyone else remember this incident?

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2023, 08:28 »
Are you learned in radiation protection? Huge difference between "inhalation" and ingestion. Assuming the S/G worker was in compliance with the RWP, then "only a face shield and paper suit" had been evaluated and determined proper dress for the work. Chance of a DRP winding up in the S/G channel head due to a leak on the closure head is unlikely although possible. The millions of gallons of RCS that pass thru the area is more likely the cause. This site is not a good place to go on a fishing expedition as many inhabitants actually know what they are talking about.
« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2023, 10:59 by fiveeleven »

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2023, 10:32 »

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2023, 06:29 »
 

not very exciting nor industry impacting compared to other DB 2002 stuff,....
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs/tr/subcommittee/2002/mm020605.html
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Many words were spoken. Nothing was said.


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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #4 on: Sep 12, 2023, 09:38 »
i do remember them not using a buffer zone or double stepoff pads for work at the manways, we would set them up on nightshift and dayshift management would have them taken down....the incident i dont remember but the whole place was a mess

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #5 on: Sep 12, 2023, 10:36 »


not very exciting nor industry impacting compared to other DB 2002 stuff,....
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs/tr/subcommittee/2002/mm020605.html



Many words were spoken. Nothing was said.




hey!!!!,.....

it got a subcommittee hearing,.....

geez,....

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« Last Edit: Sep 12, 2023, 10:39 by GLW »

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #6 on: Sep 19, 2023, 05:49 »
Are you learned in radiation protection? Huge difference between "inhalation" and ingestion. Assuming the S/G worker was in compliance with the RWP, then "only a face shield and paper suit" had been evaluated and determined proper dress for the work. Chance of a DRP winding up in the S/G channel head due to a leak on the closure head is unlikely although possible. The millions of gallons of RCS that pass thru the area is more likely the cause. This site is not a good place to go on a fishing expedition as many inhabitants actually know what they are talking about.

I have 30 years of experience as a Rad Tech and I was a senior technician at Davis Besse when I personally surveyed and spoke to the gentleman that inhaled the particle. Yes, INHALED the particle. I never implied in any way that the particle was related to the hole in the reactor head, I only referenced it to jog any memories regarding the outage. There was absolutely no reason for you to be so rude and condescending. When I surveyed the man, I had to use an RO2 as he was pegging out the frisker on all scales. He was reading 5 mr through the chest. I followed up a week later and was told that they were using expectorants in an effort to remove the particle from his lung with little success. I was thinking of him the other day and wondered what happened to him. That is the reason for the question on here. I don't know why you felt you needed to be hateful when I was only looking for answers, which some actually decent people on here provided.

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Re: Davis Besse 2002
« Reply #7 on: Sep 19, 2023, 05:55 »
publicly available,....

https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/reports/davi_2002006.pdf

not very exciting nor industry impacting compared to other DB 2002 stuff,.....

Thank you for the link. I did an internet search but all that seemed to come up was the Reactor Head hole. I understand that that wasn't as exciting to the general public as the hole and the lies and all the other stuff that Davis Besse did, but it mattered to me. I personally surveyed the man involved. He was reading 5 mr through the chest, and it was determined that it was in his lung. It was downplayed in the report, I think. I appreciate you posting the link.

https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs/tr/subcommittee/2002/mm020605.html

 


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