Not that it matters, but the fact is we are exposed to more radiation every day as civilians walking around on dry land than the Nukes are when on board a nuclear propelled sub or carrier. Even in the reactor room.manygunner said:
It was joke. I probably know more about nuclear engineering and safety then most people here (majored in physics until junior year and took courses in radiation safety engineering in college). BTW, there is Radon in water, just very diffuse due to the great volume of water. Generally we are all exposed in some amoutn every day, depending on what we do and where we live. I also know that the US Navy radiation safety is not the greatest, but within tolerable ranges. Remember they only have to protect you to a certain level or else it would be cost prohibitive. Nukes are pretty safe and I wish we had more nuke plants so we could save on oil imports. You get more exposure taking a transcontinental flight and peanut butter is more likely to cause cancer due to Aflatoxin from Aspergillus niger growth on peanuts. BTW, I was almost in the navy as a nuke myself, passed the NFQT with flying colors, decided against it when they "accidentaly" sank that Japanesse freighter in '81 by ramming it.Delija said:Not that it matters, but the fact is we are exposed to more radiation every day as civilians walking around on dry land than the Nukes are when on board a nuclear propelled sub or carrier. Even in the reactor room.manygunner said:
Radon is our biggest source of radiation. It's in the ground.
There is no radon in the ocean.
The reactors on subs and carriers emit zero radiation.
How do I know? I worried about it plenty when my son entered the Nuke program. I worried he'd "glow in the dark". He's an ELT(Engineering Laboratory Technician). He told me, and no one one would know better. It is an ELT's job to know. (Any Navy guys here will verify).
I expect to hear from him today. I'll ask him if he knows anything about the finish on a sub (sort of doubt it, but you never know).