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Offline Rennhack

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« on: Nov 30, 2002, 07:33 »
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Re: Rate Surry
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2003, 05:28 »
Hello I work for Bartlett Nuclear and Bartlett service. I must say out off all the places i have worked. This is my Favorite plant. Good people to work for. Both houses and Bartlett Supervision. You are a part of the Family when you work for VA Power. They even take care of there Decon Crew there. Thanks

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Re: Talk About: Surry
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2003, 01:48 »
Who is the outage coordinator at Surry? Are they trying to staff it? [smiley=hop_hand.gif]
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Re: Rate Surry
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2003, 03:12 »
:D This is my favorite plant. I have been coming here since '93 and just love it. The people are the best,  very friendly and go out of their way to make us feel like part of the team.

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Re: Rate Surry
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2003, 10:32 »
Surry has come a long way from the early eighties, things had to change or the NRC would have shut them down for good.
My last trip there was in 99 and i had a great time.

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Re: Rate Surry
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2003, 11:10 »
Things have definitely gone downhill this outage.  The work wasn't planned well for the head replacement, the ALARA used North Anna's information for planning and then blamed the techs for why we were over estimate (couldn't be that the plant is much older.)  The junior techs were blamed for the amount of PCE's, even though the step-off pad was always being crapped up due to the amount of workers, no posted undress procedure for the new OREX PC's, and disorganization of the pad so that workers were undressing next to and sometimes around other workers just getting water and having tools surveyed.
   And to top it all, they are having the first layoff of about a third of the HP and Decon staff on Tuesday, and they haven't even started to put poles in the hole, much less cavity decon, because of budget.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2004, 11:34 »
If anyone has a favorite hang out, place to shop, or local information for this area please post it here.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2004, 10:28 »
Hey, I'll be going down there late October to December and I am interested in places to stay and whatever may be around there to see.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Surry
« Reply #8 on: Jul 17, 2004, 01:15 »
Captain George's Seafood Buffett hasthe best seafood selection in the world.
Williamsburg for sight seeing.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #9 on: Jul 17, 2004, 06:10 »
Captain George's Seafood Buffett hasthe best seafood selection in the world.
Williamsburg for sight seeing.

There are no sights better in that part of VA than Captain George's!!
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Re: Surry
« Reply #10 on: Jul 19, 2004, 03:41 »
I-95 southbound at the state line

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Re: Surry
« Reply #11 on: Aug 25, 2004, 11:58 »
Any info on Surry? From what I could research... it doesnt look like it is in the best area... But it is pretty close to Williamsburg. So, that is a good thing!
Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #12 on: Aug 26, 2004, 12:24 »
I worked Surry many times. Most of the time I stayed in Newport News. Sometimes in Smithfield. NewportNews is a good place. There is lots to do and good places to eat. If you stay near Williamsburg, you have to take the ferry accross the James River. Do not worry where you stay. Surry was a good place for me. Although I have not been there in many years.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #13 on: Aug 26, 2004, 10:09 »
Jamie Warren is the Bartlett Coordinator 8) Good guy, fun site, good plant people, lots to see and do in the area! Stayed in Newport News one time, cheap motel with a weekly rate. Stayed acrossed the river at a campground, after I got my RV, way more convienient. Housing is harder to find on the Surry side, it's limited and goes fast! ::)
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Re: Surry
« Reply #14 on: Sep 09, 2004, 02:38 »
Best local flavor can be found in colonial willamsburg.  That'll take ya back about 250 years. 
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Re: Surry
« Reply #15 on: Sep 10, 2005, 05:45 »
Places to hang out:  These are in Smithfield, VA, about 10 miles from the site:  Cowlings, Battery Park Grill, The Riverhouse Bar and Grill (on Rte. 17 before the James River Bridge on your way to Newport News), and the Oasis for a cold one after work.  Shopping in downtown Norfolk (MacArthur Center Mall) and Williamsburg (The Pottery, and many outlet stores).  Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are amusement parks in Williamsburg.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #16 on: Apr 14, 2006, 02:18 »
Haven't been there in a while but I hear Jaime Warren is doing a fine job...
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Re: Surry
« Reply #17 on: Apr 15, 2006, 05:43 »
SORRY SURRY WHERE THE HOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL. EVEN IF THE PLANT WAS'NT A PIT, YOU CAN NEVER GET PAST THE HOG PLANT OR ITS TRUCKS. THE SMELL WILL KILL.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #18 on: Aug 29, 2006, 09:06 »
Anybody got an Email adress for Ops manager? looking to send resume to him.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #19 on: Aug 30, 2006, 04:14 »
Surry is an OK plant with some good people but the housing is tough with a 30-45 minute commute being the norm. Then throw in the low pay rates and it gets placed on the bottom of the would return to plants.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #20 on: Sep 02, 2006, 08:24 »
I was there with a guy named WeeGee! and  we kind went out for the night on a town and his wife called the plant all night looking for him. even asked the state police to look for him . Opps we were in his car.
but life was good we all had a good time there.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #21 on: Sep 07, 2007, 01:50 »
Is it practical to live in Jamestown or Yorktown and commute to Surry? I am looking into permanent positions at Surry, so this commute would be made for the next 30+ years.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #22 on: Sep 07, 2007, 02:40 »
...I am looking into permanent positions at Surry, so this commute would be made for the next 30+ years.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #23 on: Sep 08, 2007, 03:02 »
Is it practical to live in Jamestown or Yorktown and commute to Surry? I am looking into permanent positions at Surry, so this commute would be made for the next 30+ years.

I don't believe that it is practical to commute from the Jamestown area to Surry.  I lived there for over 4 years and worked at the plant and lived in Surry County.  To live across the river, you have to deal with the "Jamestown-Scotland Ferry" TWICE each day... if it's not broken and if the weather permits it AND deal with the tourist traffic.  It could easily add serious time to the commute although you would have nice water views and you can feed the seagulls from the ferry.  The other option is a 2+ hour commute (one way) and use the James River Bridge.  The alternative places to live are Prince George County if you want your kids in a somewhat decent school system or towards Newport News.  Commute time at 40 minutes plus.  The Surry school system has been rated at the bottom for the state for many years but if you don't care about the kids then the plus is the low property values.

True, I haven't lived there for a while and as things may have changed ... I doubt it.

Did I mention the "Surry Academy"?  uhhhh...

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Re: Surry
« Reply #24 on: Sep 08, 2007, 06:00 »
Guppy,

Thanks for the info. Schools are a concern, we still have three little ones. I also want to be closer to Portsmouth than Richmond. I guess I will concentrate on Smithfield and western Suffolk.

What is the Surry Academy? I am intrigued.

If I actually get a job there, then I will pass along the "hellos".

Thanks again.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #25 on: Sep 08, 2007, 09:08 »
He is right about the Ferry.....................and other areas

Have you thought about North Anna............easier drive to work....better schools.....better land value...........It's all Dominion .............plus Millstone in CT............but it sounds like you are interested in Virginia....

I'd put my 30 years in at North Anna first.......................

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Re: Surry
« Reply #26 on: Sep 08, 2007, 09:11 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segregation_academies

This will explain "Surry Academy".
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« Reply #27 on: Sep 11, 2007, 04:25 »
Several techs at Surry do live across the river and do take the ferry to work everyday. It's just a matter of knowing the exact times for the ferry. They do have several that run. Try going here for some info: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/ferry-jamestown.asp
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Re: Surry
« Reply #28 on: Oct 24, 2007, 04:53 »

What is the Surry Academy? I am intrigued.

Thanks again.

Nansemond Suffolk Academy (K through 12 I think) is nearby on Rte. 460, 1 mile north of the intersection with Rte. 58.  Since there is not much room left for development in Va. Beach, there is quite a bit of activity near Suffolk. 

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Re: Surry
« Reply #29 on: Nov 05, 2007, 05:21 »
One of the electricians I was talking to the other day summed Surry up pretty well:

"The best thing about Surry is that there aren't very many rules...and they don't enforce the ones they have.

The worst thing about Surry is that there aren't very many rules...and they don't enforce the ones they have."
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Re: Surry
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2008, 01:07 »
Any factual word of rigging issues at Surry? Curious minds want to know.
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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2008, 06:02 »
What I gathered from inner-office emails is they had a rigging failure and dropped an RCP motor approx. 20 feet.No injuries were reported and an investigation is currently underway.
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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2008, 10:38 »
That explains what happened here. We had a similar move put on hold until their event is analyzed. Glad nobody was hurt. Thanks for the info FD.
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Re: Surry
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2008, 03:11 »
I am very glad no one got hurt.  Roger/Vicky give me a call one evening.  Show me some love  8)

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Re: Surry
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2008, 11:00 »
OUCH!
Thank god no one was in the way when it fell.
I received an email this morning with pictures of it.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2008, 10:31 »
I would love to see those pictures, could you please email them to me at graiis@yahoo.com.  I am currently working with 7 other roadwhores at the DOE SRS.  We have all worked at Surry at some time and we all have our horror stories from time spent there. 

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Re: Surry
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2008, 05:08 »
For those of us unable to get in touch with our friends at Surry can anyone give us more details?  Was it in containment or at the hatch, did it damage anything besides the motor?  Inquiring minds want to know!!!   :o
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2008, 07:11 »
For those of us unable to get in touch with our friends at Surry can anyone give us more details?  Was it in containment or at the hatch, did it damage anything besides the motor?  Inquiring minds want to know!!!   :o

We just got the report at Calvert of the incident at Surry. The DZ foreman said they lifted the motor but no one had verified full thread engagement on the turnbuckles. They went to set the motor down on the trailer when one of the three turnbuckles failed tilting the motor then the other two failed. Once I can figure out how to send the pictures along, I will.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2008, 08:59 »
What I gathered from inner-office emails is they had a rigging failure and dropped an RCP motor approx. 20 feet.No injuries were reported and an investigation is currently underway.

The motor was actually only dropped about 6 inches.   It just happened to land on the edge of the trailer, such that it tipped over practically upsidedown on the ground.  And there just happened to be a storm drain right under the upturned motor, which began leaking lube oil into said storm drain which drains straight to the discharge canal.  It's not quite as exciting as the time we dropped an RCP motor on Interstate 64.

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Re: Surry
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2008, 02:10 »
A most excellent way of getting rid of some waste oil, swing...
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Re: Surry
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2008, 07:16 »
     The motor dropped due to the fact that on one turnbuckle, only one(1) thread was engaged, a second turnbuckle only had two(2) threads engaged. It's amazing that the load lifted as much as it did they were setting it back down when it broke loose. A guy holding a tag line was standing were the motor landed, and he skinned up his knee getting out of the way. When the lift rig broke loose it snapped back and hit the crane boom and bent it (the boom) pretty good.

They righted the motor the next day, then sent it off for repair. Turns out that it's the SAME motor that got dropped of on the interstate years back. Seems this motor has a curse on it. The motor has since returned from repair and is currently running quite well.
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Re: Surry
« Reply #41 on: Sep 24, 2015, 04:43 »

I've never been to Surry so I don't know the area. I'm looking for a good place to stay close to the plant. Thank you, Cora Jane Miller

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Re: Surry
« Reply #42 on: Jan 09, 2016, 05:09 »
Could someone tell me what the pay scale is for I&E/I&C in house at Surry?


 


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