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Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor WHERES JUSTIN?
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Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor
WHERES JUSTIN?
GARY PEACH, AP
42 minutes ago

FILE - In this May 22, 2008 file photo, an exterior view of the Oskarshamn ...
It wasn't a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world's largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become more common.

Operators of the Oskarshamn nuclear plant in southeastern Sweden had to scramble reactor number three on Sunday after tons of jellyfish clogged the pipes that bring in cool water to the plant's turbines.

By Tuesday, the pipes had been cleaned of the jellyfish and engineers were preparing to restart the reactor, which at 1,400 megawatts of output is the largest boiling-water reactor in the world, said Anders Osterberg, a spokesman for OKG, the plant operator. http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news...Jellyfish/
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"Scrambled?" Hahaha the term is "scram."

Anyway, it's just heat exchanger fouling..., something all power plants suffer from. When the condenser tubes get plugged, you can't condense the steam or maintain vacuum, so you have to shut down and clean them.

It isn't a nuclear problem . It's a fact of life problem. There's shit in water. Here in PA, we suffer from zebra mussels. A couple times a year, we treat our heat exchangers with clamicide to kill them. When we shut down every year and a half, we go in with water lances.

I've seen heat exchangers opened up that were packed with shells. It's pretty gross, on top of being detrimental to heat transfer.

Just because it was a nuclear plant is why it grabbed headlines, and it's nothing but sensationalism, as it had nothing to do with the nuclear side of the house. Similar effect as a tsunami? I'm not even sure what they're talking about with that line.

Justin
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I knew those Zebra things were in the Great Lakes but I didnt know we had them here or are you close to the Great Lakes?
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das;120341 Wrote:I knew those Zebra things were in the Great Lakes but I didnt know we had them here or are you close to the Great Lakes?

They're pretty wide spread: http://wamu.org/news/morning_edition/13/...anna_river

I remember reading an article several years ago about the Hydroelectric Dams along the river having their intakes clogged by them.
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das;120341 Wrote:I knew those Zebra things were in the Great Lakes but I didnt know we had them here or are you close to the Great Lakes?

They're pretty wide spread: http://wamu.org/news/morning_edition/13/...anna_river

I remember reading an article several years ago about the Hydroelectric Dams along the river having their intakes clogged by them.

Tough little SOB's arent they?
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Yeah, they've started migrating down our rivers over the last decade. Any power plant sucking out of a pa river has to deal with them.

They are very hard to get rid of.

Justin
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