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Offline HydroDave63

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #200 on: Apr 02, 2009, 07:51 »
Chocolate Mink Chip

Is that similar to those other southern ice cream flavors, such as Squirrel Swirl or Awesome Pistachio Possum? ;)

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #201 on: Apr 02, 2009, 08:09 »
Is that similar to those other southern ice cream flavors, such as Squirrel Swirl or Awesome Pistachio Possum? ;)


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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #202 on: Apr 02, 2009, 08:30 »
Is that similar to those other southern ice cream flavors, such as Squirrel Swirl or Awesome Pistachio Possum? ;)

Hmmm, that's funny. I've never had the pistachio possum before... ;)
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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #203 on: Apr 02, 2009, 10:29 »
With salmonella sherbet. And precious pumpkin de-light....yum-yum!
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« Reply #204 on: Apr 03, 2009, 02:16 »
Unwrap chocolate bar
Put on mink (and nothing else)
Add chips

And you were thinking of an opossum, and squirrel...Buuwahhhhhhh!!!  ;D

P.S. They started it.  ;)
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Brunswick Jobs Oppurtunities
« Reply #205 on: Jul 28, 2009, 12:43 »
Hey there people. I am getting out of the Navy in November. I have done 6 years in the Nuke world as a Mechanic. I read about the Brunswick Power Plant and have looked around at the housing in the area. I must say that I am very interested. I feel that I would fit in very well in that area. Can anybody hook me up with some connections? Or can you let me know if there are going to be any openings at about that time? Appreciate ya'lls help.


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Any Brunswick AO's hanging out around here?
« Reply #206 on: Jan 24, 2010, 10:47 »
Hello all,

I just recently took and passed the POSS test and interviewed for an AO at Brunswick. I am still waiting to see if I am able to break into the nuclear operations industry, but I wanted to hear from any one that is or has recently worked in operations at the Brunswick Facility. I want to get a feel for the plants atmosphere and culture as well as how people like working operations there.



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Re: Any Brunswick AO's hanging out around here?
« Reply #207 on: Feb 23, 2010, 11:41 »
Not an AO, but I work in ops, and know alot of the guys that have hired as AO's in the last few years what do you want to know?

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #208 on: Feb 24, 2010, 02:34 »
Hello McLovin and other Brunswick workers,

I am also interested in hearing about working at Brunswick, mostly since I'm going to be working there soon, LOL.  I start as an Aux Operator April 5th.  Do you have any tips for a new guy about starting out or about the area?  My wife and I are getting an apartment to start in Leland.

My background in the minors is as an 15-yr ETC(SS), but I'm ready to start over at the beginning in the major leagues now.  Yeah, I've seen enough during my job interview site tours and in the threads of this forum to know that it is going to be a completely different game than standing EWS or RO.


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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #209 on: Feb 25, 2010, 01:05 »
Macdat, good to have you on board.  First, you're not a "Busch League T-Baller" regardless of what anybody here will tell you.  If you are a normal guy who does not assume that being an ETC will automatically mean that you are in charge here, you'll be just fine.  As far as the job goes, in my opinion being an AO is akin to being a fairly new ERS on a boat.  If you know where everything is, and how to stop going forward when you don't know what the F is going on, you'll be an OK AO.  That doesn't mean you'll be a GOOD AO.  We've got AO's with 30 years of experience that know as much or more than a lot of the licensed guys.  It's the same as it ever was:  the guys in the field (AO's) can make you or break you, no matter how good the licensed operators are.
The plant is ok.  They're a little old & finicky, and could use a little more loving care, but they run.    As far as the area goes, I wouldn't have chosen Leland, but then again, I don't have kids and my wife works here in Southport too.  It all depends on what's important to you.  If you like living near Wilmington so you can shop and enjoy the night life, then you've made a good choice.  If you could care less about that but don't want to add 35-45 minutes to your drive on each end of a 12 hour night shift, then you might want to consider a different locale.  The good news is that real estate prices are still down a bit, so you should be able to score a place for a good price.  If you want more specifics about anything, feel free to PM me.
Good luck, I'm sure I'll see you around the site.


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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #210 on: Nov 19, 2011, 09:58 »
Building public confidence in nuclear generated power, one event at a time...

The unit had been in a maintenance outage, was in the process of restarting and was operating at 7% power when workers discovered the leak in the reactor coolant system, Progress said in an event report filed Wednesday with NRC. When the leak exceeded 10 gal/minute, the unit was shut, Progress said.

The company told the NRC that its investigation of the leak showed that the reactor pressure vessel head "was not fully tensioned." This represented "an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety," Progress said.

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #211 on: Nov 19, 2011, 10:43 »
hurry hurry hurry!!!

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #212 on: Nov 20, 2011, 01:57 »
Guess they forgot to tension the studs. I guess G. Conner has "retired". Got to get that M&O costs cut to the bone.
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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #213 on: Nov 21, 2011, 02:50 »
Guess they forgot to tension the studs.

I'd wait to see what the investigation flushes out. That's not exactly a minor step in the process.

I would hate to be one the guys who signed off on that procedure though.


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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #214 on: Nov 21, 2011, 04:11 »
OR most likely the tensioner was miscalibrated... or broken.

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #215 on: Nov 21, 2011, 05:50 »
Foreign material or broken seal?

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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #216 on: Nov 21, 2011, 08:03 »
That's going to be fun repairing the steam cut on those flanges.
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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #217 on: Nov 22, 2011, 06:33 »
OR most likely the tensioner was miscalibrated... or broken.

Sounds like it was new equipment not setup or functioning properly...first time use


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Re: Brunswick
« Reply #218 on: Nov 22, 2011, 09:38 »
if i remember correctly fitzpatrick had a similar issue of the head not tensioned according to specs during their last refuel outage.


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