[LMB] OT: Kids ...

Alexandra Haropulos aharo at erols.com
Wed Sep 21 00:24:34 BST 2011


On 9/20/2011 8:57 AM, quietann wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM, Jeff Shultz<jeffshultz at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I don't know if undergrads can run it, but Oregon State has a reactor too.
>> Reed College? In Portland? That's.... surprising. Very surprising the local
>> anti-all's haven't tried to take it out.
> I am a Reed alumna, and spent part of one summer job, in 1984, I
> believe, painting pipes in the reactor lab.  (I did not have training
> to do anything with the reactor itself, but went through a basic
> reactor safety course.)
We have the same situation here: NIST has a small reactor in 
Gaithersburg. While it is not a secret, pretty much nobody knows it's 
there. Why they don't know or don't care, I have no idea. NIST having 
anything beyond fluorescent crayons scares me quite a bit...

Alex H



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