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UER Forum > Archived UE Photography > Government Spiders (Viewed 35172 times)
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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 100 on 9/27/2009 10:27 PM >
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Incredible set of photographs. I have looked through them many times and enjoy seeing them each time. Although I have spent almost every working day over the past 30 years at operating nuclear plants, I cannot help but feel considerable jealousy for the opportunity to visit an abandoned site like this one. However, it is also very sad to see such an elegant piece of engineering and construction simply wasting away.

For whatever its worth, the generator stator pictured at the beginning of this thread is much bigger than appears in the picture. It would dwarf anyone standing next to it. One could almost stand in the center of it where the rotor goes. The rotor, that spins inside it, typically ways about 200 tons. Ponder this, virtually everything that was intended to go into that plant, or any other power plant, has only one purpose and that is to make the rotor spin at 1800 rpm. This machine was intended to supply about 30,000 amps at 22,000 volts continuously for 18 months without any additional fuel arriving on site.

Rankine Cycle is absolutely right, there is no radiological problem as construction never came even close to the point of loading fuel.

Thank you all again for an outstanding and very enjoyable set of pictures.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 101 on 9/29/2009 2:16 AM >
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Those are some amazing pictures you have there.

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<Reply # 102 on 9/30/2009 12:27 AM >
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I'm now killing myself for not making it a point to go here when I first found out about it a few years ago.

Kudos is not enough. This is absolutely stunning.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 103 on 9/30/2009 8:18 AM >
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Excellent photos.
[last edit 9/30/2009 8:19 AM by smrbb6 - edited 1 times]

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 104 on 10/1/2009 7:19 AM >
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Aight, here's the first batch of my photos from the trip. They're VERY rough around the edges right now, cuz i haven't had time to properly polish them up. I guess i'll repost with the edits. Anyway, hope they're okay.
















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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 105 on 10/1/2009 8:40 AM >
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*%^&%^#$$%@~* I'm going there. Maybe in the spring.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 106 on 10/1/2009 11:13 PM >
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So I just found out the total amount that was spent on this plant before abandoning it:
$2,000,000,000

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 107 on 10/1/2009 11:15 PM >
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Posted by DJ Craig
So I just found out the total amount that was spent on this plant before abandoning it:
$2,000,000,000


how generous of our government to spend that much just for a playground for us.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 108 on 10/1/2009 11:35 PM >
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Posted by DJ Craig
So I just found out the total amount that was spent on this plant before abandoning it:
$2,000,000,000


Galloping government waste, Batman!

Aurelie's right, though. Guess we'd better enjoy the hell out of it!

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 109 on 10/2/2009 6:10 AM >
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Posted by aurelie
how generous of our government to spend that much just for a playground for us.


lol! Aurelie, you're my fav

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 110 on 10/2/2009 1:31 PM >
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Wow
That's really something

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 111 on 10/3/2009 3:12 AM >
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Posted by Mr Blue




<3 this one. And it was cheap at $2billion for how fun it is...

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 112 on 10/6/2009 1:41 PM >
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I can't wait to post some pics >.< I'll have to steal LordAwesome's laptop, mwuahaha.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 113 on 10/6/2009 5:34 PM >
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Reminded me of Marble Hill, Indiana. $2 billion spent, only to have it demolished two decades later.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 114 on 10/10/2009 10:50 PM >
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oh fuck

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 115 on 10/10/2009 11:15 PM >
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I can't believe the architecture of that tower, I love how its all supported by a truss along the base. Not to mention the plant life underneath it all, this must have been an amazing trip.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 116 on 10/20/2009 6:50 AM >
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Okay, so just so everyone knows, my exploring partner FoxTwoFoxTwo and i made a trip to this location back over the weekend with a Geiger Counter to make absolutely sure that visitors are in no danger of getting irradiated, and turns out we're safe. In fact, background radiation within is even lower than outside, due to the thick concrete walls.

I hope this satisfies anyone that had been worrying about radiation levels within the place, because due to the elaborate lies i had to tell to acquire the Geiger Counter, i probably can't ever get one again.

I would give a play by play of how i got it and the trip to the location, but i'm tired as hell.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 117 on 10/20/2009 7:09 AM >
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spooge

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 118 on 10/20/2009 6:17 PM >
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Posted by Mr Blue
I would give a play by play of how i got it and the trip to the location, but i'm tired as hell.


haha. Id love to here the story of how you got it. I was gonna take the counter from work with me when I head up there just for kicks. Still might for picture purposes.

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Re: Government Spiders
<Reply # 119 on 10/20/2009 8:02 PM >
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Well, i'm a biomedical engineering major, and i went to the radiation safety commission here on campus and told the guy in charge that i was doing a biomed report on the use of tritium markers for identification of cancerous tumors, and wanted to measure the possible carcinogenic risks associated with them. This was something i just made up five minutes before i got there, but the guy was like "Sure, here ya go!" He told me then that i wouldn't pick up anything because tritium has too weak of radiation, but he let me take the GC anyway.

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