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slattmandu

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #25 on: Sep 28, 2009, 11:33 »
I heard a little rumour earlier in my shift. I heard the Palace might be sending a ALARA type and a couple Rad. Waste handlers (house decon) down to assist with the outage.

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #26 on: Sep 29, 2009, 06:47 »
They tried to recruit a couple here from VY for the same rescue mission - nobody bit - no agreement to cover expenses, pay, etc...
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Re: River Bend
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2010, 12:32 »
Wow  am I out of touch   hope all went well down there.  Too bad Im out of the lopp for a while.  I do miss some of the outages.

Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #28 on: Mar 10, 2011, 03:34 »
coming around that time... anyone know our outage bonus?

Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #29 on: Mar 10, 2011, 08:13 »
The bonus is the opportunity to work more..... and feel good about yourself.  :o

lmao, youre still brainwashed by the navy my friend. :) We get PAYED for overtime here ;)

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #30 on: Mar 10, 2011, 09:58 »
  I think that I am bringing something new to this forum... I just haven't put a finger on what I would call it...


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Re: River Bend
« Reply #31 on: Mar 10, 2011, 10:39 »
Yes! I am like Sarah Palin to democracy!

Try TP and then you might know!  ;D
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Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #32 on: Mar 11, 2011, 05:44 »
Hahahaha ;)

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #33 on: Mar 11, 2011, 01:03 »
Yes! I am like Sarah Palin to democracy!

I think we have found DaveWarren's long-lost lovechild from WestPac many moons ago ;)

Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #34 on: Mar 11, 2011, 03:59 »
Well Sir, your criticism is fair and I find it to be a compliment. I did have to do some research because it appeared to be a term commonly used by a younger girl.... But in your case, completely acceptable!  I think that I am bringing something new to this forum... I just haven't put a finger on what I would call it...



So what you are saying, you are the antithesis to a "goob".  ;)




Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #35 on: Mar 12, 2011, 09:53 »
So I made fun of this girl at work today by immitaing large breasts and speaking rather incoherently, and I was told that I was a goob.
Thats 2 times in my life, both this week, that this has come up. Only this time I was prepared for it, because I knew what it was.
If it means doing stuff like the above, then I guess I am. This term just doesn't sound appealing to me though, and I am not sure who this Dave Warren cat is.
Does he look like the model in the picture? That picture btw is going to be me when I start my own Navy with less BS...

First Confederate Navy Of Texas eh? :D or Mchales Navy?

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #36 on: Mar 12, 2011, 12:15 »
Texas Lake Navy, btw we have completely derailed this thread... Like completely...

You are correct.  Posts will disappear in the cleanup.  Thanks for understanding.
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Cycoticpenguin

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #37 on: Mar 13, 2011, 12:06 »
You are correct.  Posts will disappear in the cleanup.  Thanks for understanding.

Sorry bossman! should I make a new thread for my question?

Dinerp

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Re: River Bend
« Reply #38 on: Mar 13, 2013, 10:14 »
Riverbend has some good house tech. I can not say the same for management. I will not go back and I am probably not welcome back.

Offline Bill Nichols

Re: River Bend
« Reply #39 on: Mar 24, 2015, 07:17 »
Just processed out (RF-18) and don't know why River Bend has received such poor ratings.  The fifth RPM in five years (Brad Cole) seems to be a good guy and he's more than willing to buck outage/plant management - he did it this outage.  He will enforce sound RP practices regardless of push-back from senior management.
Each technician has an assigned role and (s)he won't get jerked around.
The RP facilities are very nice.  The house techs are supportive and friendly, same with the supervisors.  The outage was heavily staffed with contract decon technicians and RPs; many, many returnees.  Some (don't know how many) house decon technicians.  The instrument technicians keep all of the instruments working.  They even keep the radios/headsets working.
Overall, River Bend is a nice place to work.

Down-side:
The facility is huge and finding your way through the maze is difficult.
Coffee is hard to find.
The cafeteria is outside the protected area but there is an outage cafe just outside the Services Building (just downstairs from Access Control).  The cafe's hours of operation, though, are minimal.
DZ had a break trailer but it was too distant to be useful.
I hesitate to say this because River Bend was my first boiler in 32 years but the contamination levels seem extremely high.  Extremely high.  Rad smearable is too common and multiple mRad smearable is everywhere.  The oxide layer can be measured with a ruler.
The facility has an incredible number of instruments but as might be expected, there are too few during crunch time.  Finding a Hivol shortly after a big clearance is hung proves to be difficult (hoarding might be the issue).  Same with portable friskers.


Offline navynukedoc

Re: River Bend
« Reply #40 on: Mar 25, 2015, 02:26 »
I left RBS a couple of weeks ago and had a similar experience, however, I didn't have any issues finding instruments after the outage started. (I was there for a month before it started)

I agree that the staff there is great! it was one of the best outages I have had in a long time.

Contam is industry average. These plants aren't new. (Brown's Ferry is a "dirty" plant if you ask me.)

And the plant wasn't hard to navigate, but if you have spent 30+ years in a PWR, then yeah, boilers are harder to find things in.

If I had to complain about anything it would have been the prices..... shocker, right? The hotels raised rates to $500 or so a week, the cafeteria cost 9 dollars for a burger and fries (and they had a huge ARI with the taste versus value position)

And the town of St. Francisville had very little to do on your days off which meant driving 40 minutes plus to Baton Rouge.

Last but not least, the pay / diem rate could use a good 20% bump!


Great time of year to go, there weren't ANY mosquitoes!!!


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Offline Joe Mama

Re: River Bend
« Reply #41 on: Mar 20, 2018, 12:52 »
What is Riverbend like now?
Is unit 2 still a hole in the ground?
I was there as a house tech from 89 to 92, during that time, we had the whole place deconned.
How things have degenerated so.
« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2018, 12:57 by Joe Mama »

Offline pmurberg92

Re: River Bend
« Reply #42 on: Nov 21, 2018, 10:47 »
I'm trying to get Riverbend NRC form 4 dose records for 2013 and 2017. 
Is there a phone no or email to contact?

Offline Rennhack

Re: River Bend
« Reply #43 on: Nov 23, 2018, 02:58 »
I'm trying to get Riverbend NRC form 4 dose records for 2013 and 2017. 
Is there a phone no or email to contact?

https://www.reirs.com/requests.html

https://apps.orau.gov/CER/DoseHistoryRequest/Form

« Last Edit: Nov 23, 2018, 02:59 by Rennhack »

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Riverbend lodging, and atmosphere at the plant
« Reply #44 on: Jan 23, 2019, 01:12 »
Anyone have any thoughts on lodging at Riverbend and the atmosphere at the plant in RP.

 


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