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Facility & Company Information => Canada => Topic started by: Rennhack on Aug 05, 2006, 04:47

Title: Darlington
Post by: Rennhack on Aug 05, 2006, 04:47
If anyone has lodging information for this facility, please post it here.
Title: Darlington
Post by: Rennhack on Aug 05, 2006, 04:53
Talk about this facility.  Don't forget to review the forum rules (,4700.0.html) before you post here.  And don't forget to vote.  Keep your comments civil.
Title: Darlington
Post by: Rennhack on Aug 05, 2006, 05:26
If anyone has a favorite hang out, place to shop, or local information for this facility please post it here.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: retired nuke on Aug 07, 2006, 07:18
Ah, Canada....
I got to tour the site while it was under construction in '90. Very nice area, I was staying in a campground down the road, and saw the sign for the plant, with a visitor center and tour offered. Had a ball riding around the site in a van, once they found out I was a nukeworker, several folks came up and hung out for a while talking about the differences in "ours vs theirs". Very friendly folks, pretty area, wish I had a chance ot work there while I was a roadie...
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: grahamscotland76 on Oct 11, 2007, 06:44
Fun place to work.

I was there in 2001 as part of an international team of about 20 that were the first non OPG people to be qualified as greenmen! Did an outage on unit 2, and gota few lung fulls of trit, all of which was washed out at Tailgate Charlies in Oshawa
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: vikingfan on Oct 11, 2007, 07:37
What better way to dilute the body of tritium then washing down with a good 6 pack or more of canadian lager !!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: davisclay9370 on Mar 07, 2008, 06:42
I've found that beer cures  lot of lifes little ills not just rad problems......DRINK ON
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: focus on Apr 25, 2008, 11:35
hey everyone
just finished the outage on Unit #1 ....had to go in only ones...picked up 53 mrem for being in there 2.5 hours..not bad eh?..that's me being on the bridge 6 feet away from the face of the reactor.....anyways the plant is very nice
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Hereinnc on Jul 14, 2008, 11:55
Who are the contacts for this and the Bruce facilities?  How does the wages/per diem work for US citizens working there?  Tried to get to Bruce earlier this year but all of the companies I was talking to were filling resume drawers I think.  Know several people working at Bruce who are no more or less qualified than myself but I couldn't get across the border.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: focus on Sep 15, 2008, 12:40
...good luck with it  ;)
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: walstib on Sep 15, 2008, 01:08
Worked at Darlington for 6 months in 2000, Pickering for 23 months 2001 - 2003.  Stayed in Oshawa both times by renting an apartment vs a hotel.  Don't recall the name of the rental company, however I paid 600 & 800 Canadian for the apartments.   

The Thirsty Monk is a quaint place to go where everyone knows each other.  Two brothers own it and their father owns the adjoining restuarant.  First time I walked in there was a group of 6 from a 13 yr old upto a 70 something grandmother, all sitting around drinking coffee, soda and beer and playing dominoes.  In 2002 they opened another one in Ajax that is a hot bed for the 20 something crowds.  Enjoy your time there, their government may be pretty scoialist but the people are nice.  Oh, and if you are their for over 6 months you have to pay their taxes (I had a tax equalization clause with my company) and you qualify for their free health care, you just have to apply for it.

Hopes this helps