Well, I'm suspicious... the nuke plant was quietly shut down months ago and now this...
Ive never really had an opinion about nuclear power, but given the property value in the 50mile evacuation radius, and the age and condition of this plant, it seems like it might be time to decommission these particular nuclear tits.
Suspicious about what?
1 Someone put rocks in their pocket and left them in there for a few hours....yeah, that does sound odd.
2 Phosphorus (white or red I'm not sure) from old ordinance got picked up....yeah, they are close to a military base but would it still be that reactive?
3 Nuclear fuel, fresh or spent, can't easily be removed/transported around a nuke plant without detectors going off, but if the detectors were disabled, that would be suspicious. More interesting though would be the idea of pocket fission from a couple of 'rocks'.
I am sure there could be more things to be suspicious about, but guessing what people mean always gets me in trouble, so I may as well quit now.
item 1 - not suspicious, she has kids. I have kids and have come home from the beach with pockets full of rocks before.
2 - "The rocks, described as small, the size of a hamburger patty, smooth and orange and green in color"...
doesn't sound like white or red phosphorus to me...
3 - now you're getting warm
Decommission the plants to replace them with LFTR's, but people are still afraid of atoms!
1 How long do you leave the rocks in your pockets when everyone gets home?
2 Oxidized elements can take on the strangest of colors. Add some salt air and there you go, orange and green colors.
3 I doubt a pocketful of nuclear fuel (fresh) for a commercial nuke plant is fissile enough to produce enough heat to burn someone in a few hours. I'm forgetful of decay products, but maybe if it was MOX fuel and you had enough spent fuel, like a van sized mass of it, you could see some serious heat. But a pocket sized lump? I don't think so (but I am wrong about things often enough).
By the way, the trouble with San Onofre nuke plant is the steam tubes from recent 'upgrade'. Looks more and more like poor design/construction. Irradiated steam is the first concern, not 'rocks on the beach'. But who knows until things are sorted out.
Her pants were LIT'RALLY on fire. You expect me to believe anything she says?
I don't know about the fire crotch stuff, but I surfed there a month ago and it was straight firing. But I ended up with a pretty bad sinus infection that took me a week and half to get over. My wife thinks it was radiation exposure. She thought I was going to turn into the Incredible Hulk or something.
"Her pants were LIT'RALLY on fire. You expect me to believe anything she says?"
I wish I could give this 10 thumbs-up. I LOL'd.
haha duncan, usually the rocks get dumped before I get in the car, but kids can make you forgetful... maybe she had deep pockets
you sound more educated than I on the specifics, but as you say, who knows... cant wait to hear the official explanation, but Ill probably be suspicious of it, whatever they say.
The rocks were tested and it was confirmed that they were contaminated with phosphorus.
Liar, liar, pants on fire !
And it is phosphorus for the win!
Thanks for the follow up Yahguy.
Well, so much for my attempt to start a discussion on the merits of nuclear reactors on a surf forum... Im still thinking we should shut that reactor down before it goes bad and ruins some epic coastline, not to mention the 8.5million people that live within 50 miles. Thanks for playing.
Everyone's probably worn down from the spirited "regulator" discussion...like you said it's "a surf forum"... so don't go postal on us, brody. Or should I say nuclear?
Quote of the article:
"Shea said the incident is likely an isolated incident unless there is something big behind it."
*worn down for sure... cant believe no one put pasties on the nuclear tits.