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Re: [OM] OT: Naval museums now

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Naval museums now
From: "James N. McBride" <jnmcbr@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 23:45:16 -0700
A friend of mine was on the first sub to cross under the artic ice cap.
Later on he was captain of that rig but I can't remember the name of the
boat. Getting senile. /jim

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lama-Jim L'Hommedieu
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 8:18 PM
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Naval museums now


You misunderstand me.  It is not the removal of the reactor that I object
to.  Clearly every scrap of the containment would have to
be removed or secured before converting it into a museum.

I think the reactor should stay precisely where it is:  intact, within a
double-reinforced steel tube, (presumably) on a military
base.

There's no earthly reason to take it out except that our Congressman decided
that the vessel, without its powerplant, would be a
free curio of the Cold War for His Constituents Back Home.  They did some
kind of quickie feasibility study, the results of which
where "This is a preposterous idea; it would cost millions; you're stupid-
don't do it."  Since they put a price tag on it, our
Congressman concluded it is INDEED possible.

I'm gonna let go of it.

Jim


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