Signs of Trouble at 66-Year-Old H-Canyon Reprocessing Plant; Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble with SRS Spent Fuel Storage? | SRS WATCH

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Looks like personnel at the aging H-Canyon reprocessing plant can’t even hang a warning sign correctly. If they don’t sweat the small stuff what about the big stuff?

Looks like personnel at the aging H-Canyon reprocessing plant can’t even hang a warning sign correctly. If they don’t sweat the small stuff what about the big stuff?

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board ( NFSB) reports that a sign placed above the degraded H-Canyon exhaust tunnel, through which radioactive discharge is vented, was falling down. The purpose of the sign was to make sure that heavy vehicles did not drive over the tunnel. The DNFSB reports:

“As a result of concerns raised by the resident inspector (RI) regarding the static capacity of the H-Canyon Exhaust Tunnel, H-Canyon personnel have limited the traffic over the tunnel to vehicles with two or fewer axels (see 7/14/17 report). H-Canyon personnel placed a barricade with a sign stating the limit on the roadways traversing the tunnel. Last week the RI walked down Outside Facilities and noted that the sign on a barricade had partially fallen. Additionally, the barricade was turned 90 degrees from the intended direction such that a vehicle approaching the tunnel would not be able to read the sign. The RI passed these observations to facility personnel. The barricade has since been placed correctly and the sign reattached. H-Canyon personnel are planning to replace the barricades with permanent and painted signs on the road.”

Note: SRS Watch gladly offers to provide hammers, nails, wooden or steel posts, bolts, drills and paint if needed.

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