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(Yahoo)   Study shows nuclear plant workers have higher risk of cancer. In other news, firefighters have higher risk of getting burned, racecar drivers get into crashes, and working with Drew might get you drunk   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 16
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2008-01-28 09:59:04 PM  
FTFA: Pleural cancer is strongly related to long-term exposure to asbestos. Some workers at the Savannah River Site were apparently overexposed to asbestos, based on "industrial hygiene" reports from the early 1970s...

The study included 18,883 employees of the Savannah River Site who were hired prior to 1987 and worked there for at least three months.




Savannah River Site != Nuclear Plant. Mostnooclear plant workers receive much less than the NRC max of 5 Rem.

There's quite a variety of dose out at SRS but they are extraordinarily safe and very meticulous with their dose tracking. I would feel perfectly safe anywhere out there.
 
2008-01-28 10:17:54 PM  
UberDave This is the first time that the headline made more sense than the Boobieser.
 
2008-01-28 10:19:35 PM  
Haha first two posters got filter-pwned!

\I LOL'd
 
2008-01-28 10:30:01 PM  
Homer Simpson unavailable for comment.

/obvious
 
2008-01-28 10:32:00 PM  
Study shows nuclear plant workers have higher risk of cancer.

Yeah but they have a really healthy glow.
 
2008-01-28 10:53:04 PM  
Working with Drew does indeed result in frequent drunkenness.

/Personal experience
//Didn't get a whole lot done, but had good times.
///Wishes present employer had same definition of "work"
 
2008-01-28 11:03:17 PM  
Drew
resume to follow.
 
2008-01-28 11:04:17 PM  
I am an operator at a nuclear power plant and I can tell you that we get less ionizing radiation dose than someone who works in the sun all day long
 
2008-01-28 11:13:10 PM  
I wanna work with Drew, then...
 
2008-01-28 11:28:30 PM  
EightBitRelic: I am an operator at a nuclear power plant and I can tell you that we get less ionizing radiation dose than someone who works in the sun all day long



Surry or North Anna? I have a client out in Lynchburg that I visit rather often (BWXT-NOD). I always land in Richmond and drive.

Yeah, it's the guys that work in labs that get hammered. Non-Commercial sites don't have the ultra-strict ALARA goals like many Commercial plants but they do a pretty good job.
 
2008-01-28 11:56:44 PM  
So Drew drinks, eh? First I've heard of it. Hard to believe. Probably just a rumor. Sounds like more of a tea-totaler. Yeah, no way that can be true. Wouldn't happen. Not the Fark guy. No way. Not the drinking type. Not a booze bag. Not him. It's just a lot of hearsay. He wouldn't do something like that. Just not the type of person to get intoxicated. I really don't think so. Not him. Not Drew. Not Drew Curtis. Not Drew Curtis from Fark.com. Doesn't drink. Not a "drinker". Doesn't touch the "al-co-hall". Not a "hootch-swiller". Nuh-uh. Not his style. It's not the way things are at Fark. I hear the mods are mostly Mormon. Not bloody likely. No reason to believe it. The man's on the wagon. Sharp as a tack. You shouldn't say such things. He was up early enough for Church on Sunday. Not an "imbiber". Just doesn't enjoy the "brewskis". Not his "thing". No. No.
 
2008-01-29 01:05:36 AM  
-1 to the AP for fear mongering headline.

Savannah River is a disaster because for about 20 years they were a bunch of nuclear cowboys. The headline and article fail to differentiate the nuclear refinery and a nuclear power plant.

I'm wondering who funded this study. Is it a legit study with someone outside writing the fear? Or is it funded by some Watermelon organization or the coal industry, fearing the returning demand for nuclear power.
 
2008-01-29 03:55:35 AM  
What about me, subby?

I'm in the elevator business.
 
2008-01-29 09:24:22 AM  
EightBitRelic: I am an operator engineer at a nuclear power plant and I can tell you that we get less ionizing radiation dose than someone who works in the sun all day long

Copied that from you.
 
2008-01-29 09:26:50 AM  
wildcardjack: Or is it funded by some Watermelon organization or the coal industry, fearing the returning demand for nuclear power.



That would be interesting as most of the power on SRS comes from on-site coal burning plants...
 
2008-01-29 02:19:02 PM  
I was born with congenital aural atresia, basically no ear canal on the left side. Sure enough, my Dad worked for Carolina Power and Light at the nuclear plant.

Got sent home in a paper suit a couple of times.
 
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