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Nuclear Operator / Re: Dominion Waterford AO Pay
« Last post by Imaginos on Yesterday at 03:05 PM »
Over a reasonably lengthy commercial nuke career, I never heard anyone refer to 'Millstone' as 'Waterford...'
State report details radioactive pollutants in Pilgrim wastewater
Miss America and nuclear engineering. 2 things you don’t expect to go together
Nuclear Operator / Re: Is it worth switching careers at this point?
« Last post by Mounder on May 26, 2023, 12:30 »
If you're ready to move, why didn't you look at taking another refinery operator position at another location and limit the pay cut?  It's not like refineries are a dying business.  I'll let others on here answer your nuc operator question.
I'm 31 years old and currently work as a control room operator at an Oil refinery. I have been in the industry for 10 years but only with my company for 3 years due to our plant being sold. I am currently in the very early stages of the hiring process for an entry level nuclear operator job with PG&E. I would initially take a 100K pay cut mostly due to the first 10 months of this job being a 40 hour training week before being put back on shift. I believe the money will be comparable again once I get more qualifications. The plant is set to close in 2030 but I mostly just want my foot in the door with PG&E because they have a lot of other high paying jobs within the company. I have several co-workers who have transitioned from working in an oil refinery to becoming grid-ops which I will seek as a possibility later down the line if the plant does close. I am still in the testing phase of the hiring process but I want to weigh out my options incase I do get offered the job which would require me to sell my house and relocate my family with a 2 week notice. With the state of the possible closure of this plant is it not worth it to take this opportunity if it is offered? Could someone with more insight of the industry please give me opinion on this.
Over half of the contaminated water leaked at nuclear plant recovered, Xcel says
Nuke News / Jacobs Engineering Settles Kingston Coal Ash Case
« Last post by Marlin on May 24, 2023, 01:23 »
I am semi-retired and one of the short jobs I did was the removal of pond sediments from a facility designed to store them until semi-volatiles met release limits. Many of the workers had also worked on this coal ash cleanup. They were not a trusting lot, looking over my shoulder as I sampled and analyzed for radiological and chemical contaminants. They would bring me intake filters from equipment used in the facility to monitor as they did not trust the people who had done the monitoring at the coal ash spill. Seemed satisfied as they watched me monitor them. Initially in the coal ash spill only arsenic and silica were listed as hazardous material, but later Duke university sampling showed the waste contained radioactive material at levels three to five times higher than reported by TVA to the public, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Health. They did not lynch me, so I guess I did OK. I hope this gives them some closure.

Jacobs Engineering Settles Kingston Coal Ash Case
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