Friday, December 29, 2023

The Open-Pool Australian Lightwater Reactor (OPAL) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia The reactor is only used to produce medical radioisotopes.


Perhaps we are seeing some Cherenkov radiation in the above picture.  A classic example of Cherenkov radiation is the characteristic blue glow of an underwater nuclear reactor. Its cause is similar to the cause of a sonic boom, the sharp sound heard when faster-than-sound movement occurs. The phenomenon is named after Soviet physicist Pavel Cherenkov.


  1. I do not understand why the Power departments don't have Nuclear cells like what is on US Naval ships as power stations.

    1. A civil service employee is to a Navy nuc tech as a bucket of dog crap is to box of Omaha steaks.

      If you want all your cities to look like Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, by all means, have stunning and brave 80-IQ union member diversity hires run nuclear power plants in cities.

  2. They don't use nukes for power because the libtard snowflakes think that it is too dangerous...

  3. Actually, not a good idea to put radioactive materials on a ship that is used in a battle situation!

  4. Thanks for the info, CW.

    When I build a simulated one into the floor, now I know what color party bulb to put in the fixture at the bottom. ;)

  5. Drop a few coins in and make a wish?