9
reputation
5

jack paulden

At one time the youngest child (~age 11 circa 1965) to enter the control room at the Dounreay Fast Reactor (breeder reactor). Watched a man wearing nuclear protective clothing, put into position a a huge cylindrical lead shield-hanging from an overhead crane. The reactor had a stuck control rod. Dounreay was an amazing place to explore as a child. As any good child would do, I collected enough dust on my hands to set off the large machine Geiger counter I had to place my hands in, prior to exiting the facility. Dad said, "...go there and wash your hands well..." problem solved for me...but not yet for Dounreay.

3
answers
0
questions
~3k
people reached
  • Member for 4 years, 4 months
  • 17 profile views
  • Last seen Apr 30 '15 at 19:54

Top network posts

We respect a laser-like focus on one topic.

Top tags (12)

Score 2
Posts 1
Posts % 33
Score 2
Posts 1
Score 2
Posts 1
Score 2
Posts 1
Score 2
Posts 1
Score 0
Posts 1

Top posts (3) All Questions Answers | Votes Newest

Badges (5)

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5

Rarest