[LMB] OT: Kids ...

baur at chello.at baur at chello.at
Wed Sep 21 05:59:42 BST 2011

---- Alexandra Haropulos <aharo at erols.com> schrieb:
> 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...

whats the worry about NIST running a reactor? 


> Alex H
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