Emergency Reactor Shutdown - SCRAM
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Author:  KingCobra [ Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Emergency Reactor Shutdown - SCRAM

A commonly used acronym by the NRC in their reports is the term SCRAM. While the use of the term is understood by many, the terms history is not so clear.

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According to Nyer, someone asked Wilson the reason for the red knob. Wilson replied you’d hit it if there was a problem. “Well, then what do you do?” he was asked. Wilson reportedly replied “You scram … out of here.” The word appears to have stuck.

Author:  KingCobra [ Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emergency Reactor Shutdown - SCRAM

The previous quote seems like the nuclear industry plan of action. Too bad it is impossible to fully run & hide from radiation.

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