Monday, December 31, 2007

Fiberglass ignites

I love following the nuclear plant news. For example, this article says a fiberglass blanket caught fire. That's neat, since physics outside a nuclear plant might indicate that fiberglass doesn't burn. But in nuclear plants, anything can happen!

2 comments:

Harbles said...

" Arizona Public Service, which operates the station, said the fire started on a fiberglass blanket used to keep water off a maintenance crew.

APS spokesman Jim McDonald said officials aren't sure exactly how the blanket caught fire. He said it started smoldering as the crew worked."

Fiberglass normally doesn't burn unless is is being used to protect workers from water at a Nuclear plant. This is how science is done.

Harold Asmis said...

Ignited while stopping water!