Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chalk River Duct Tape Costs 70 Big Ones


Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. has put a $70-million price tag on repairing its downed Chalk River reactor.

They've mucked up lost revenues into this, so we don't really know the cost of the chewing gum and duct tape. Are they going to replace the whole bathtub? That's supposed to be around $10 million. It will still be a Seismic Death Trap, but we might get some isotopes out of it.

Of course, maybe all the money is going to consultants???


Harbles said...

Have you seen the proposed repair tooling video?
They got their own YouTube page! And web page with time line..they are a little more than 1/2 way through.
So even though the core is removed and the water drained the whole thing is still hot? Yikes!
I wonder what it cost to replace that sucker in the 1972 - 1974 refurbishment?

Harold Asmis said...

I don't want to fly too close to that sun!