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6 years 9 months ago #3212 by delf67
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Hi all,

I have a standard GMC-300E+ and I live in Wiltshire, UK.
I bought a geiger counter out of curiosity really, just to see how background radiation varies over time.
I plan to take it when I visit my mum in Suffolk. She lives close to Sizewell and we often walk the dogs along a footpath that goes within about 3m of the old open-air spent fuel pools for Sizewell A!

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #3225 by mw0uzo
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Welcome! Amazing that you can walk so close!
I would expect the pools to be empty as Magnox fuel was reprocessed quickly. But I bet there's plenty of hot debris in there!
Some digging online should find out what is in them...
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6 years 9 months ago #3228 by delf67
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Thanks, I'm on the map :cheer: !

The pools are on the eastern perimeter of the site adjoining the beach. They're dry now- the last spent fuel left the "A" site a couple of years ago, so it will be interesting what sort of readings I get. I'll take some photos too.
I also have a friend who lives in Aldermaston, fairly close to the Atomic Weapons Establishment. I think I'll take the GC when I next visit her, just to check!

Great site btw. If this had been around in '86, we would have known about Chernobyl well before the Russians finally admitted to it.

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