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Old 10-14-09, 08:54 PM   #1
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WE ARE UNDER ATTACK - fishsticks anyone

We use the lake as a cooling medium for our steam plant. Since Sunday these shad have been waging war against us. Last night was the worst. We would fill one of the baskets in the background every hour. We ran out of dumpsters and had to start putting them on the ground. We have "Shad Nets" that we put out every year to prevent this. The little guys came early this year though. In 1999 they were so bad they took the unit off line. Pretty bad when fish can take down a nuke plant.
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That's not war, it genocide.
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So these are microwaveable fish sticks?
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No!! They are on the inlet side, upstream of the um, microwave.
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No!! They are on the inlet side, upstream of the um, microwave.
I'm sure your chemist can come up with something to help in the preservation of the fish sticks since they are playing around in the primary coolant loop.

Any way to get them to the steam generator/pressurizer? Poached fish, sounds healthy
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The smell will kill ya. Imagine a few tons of sardines everywhere. Maybe we should pickle them?
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I'm sure your chemist can come up with something to help in the preservation of the fish sticks since they are playing around in the primary coolant loop.

Any way to get them to the steam generator/pressurizer? Poached fish, sounds healthy
Irradiation will destroy decay bacteria........just sayin.
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Irradiation will destroy decay bacteria........just sayin.
Yea, but if you have radiation present in your primary cooling things have gone very very badly, lol.

By the way, I suspect the power plant in discussion is up around New Blaine and Russellville/New Dardenelle. I believe it is Mt. Magazine that over looks the lake it is on. I've sat atop that peak during an off road motorcycle race and enjoyed the view a couple of times.
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sure I'll take some fishsticks...

Good Dog!!! Houston, we have a problem...

PS you know your having fun when you can say "we ran out of dumpsters" and really mean it...
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Is the guy 2nd from the right so angry with the fish that he's smashing them with a 20# longhammer?
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Is the guy 2nd from the right so angry with the fish that he's smashing them with a 20# longhammer?
Well Duh! Everyone knows fishsticks are battered.
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Anyone else have a problem with that?
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The fish are just pissed off that you are using their lake as a dumping site and are staging a demonstration.

Seems like that's a lot of food going to waste there... shad are delicious.
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Anyone else have a problem with that?

Nope. No shad in my cooling system.
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catfish bait!!! put a call out to fishermen to come with coolers and take 'em away. I would love to have a bucket full of those in the freezer at home! Fish bait anytime I wanted it....
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Yea, but if you have radiation present in your primary cooling things have gone very very badly, lol.

By the way, I suspect the power plant in discussion is up around New Blaine and Russellville/New Dardenelle. I believe it is Mt. Magazine that over looks the lake it is on. I've sat atop that peak during an off road motorcycle race and enjoyed the view a couple of times.
Its actually Mt Nebo that overlooks it. I talked my 11yr old into riding up that last week with me. First real ride he's been on other than riding around the neighborhood.
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Is the guy 2nd from the right so angry with the fish that he's smashing them with a 20# longhammer?
There is a trap door at the bottom of the basket and is how you empty the basket. Sometimes it needs a little "mechanical persuasion"
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Anyone else have a problem with that?
This is the worst its been in 30 years. Very,very abnormal. We have nets installed at the intake of the lake that prevent it. They needed replaced so they were taken down in the summer when we do not need them. They are normally taken down during the summer so people can fish the inlet more. Half of the new nets are on back order. The other half were put out yesterday and the majority of the problem has already went away. They normally don't hit like this for another month.
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Tha almanacs are right - gonna be a baaaad winter......
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This is the worst its been in 30 years. Very,very abnormal. We have nets installed at the intake of the lake that prevent it. They needed replaced so they were taken down in the summer when we do not need them. They are normally taken down during the summer so people can fish the inlet more. Half of the new nets are on back order. The other half were put out yesterday and the majority of the problem has already went away. They normally don't hit like this for another month.

It's hard to plan for the random visits of mother nature.
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Now why wouldn't I want to fish there?
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Its actually Mt Nebo that overlooks it. I talked my 11yr old into riding up that last week with me. First real ride he's been on other than riding around the neighborhood.
Oh yea. Mt Magazine is down around Hot Springs, I think. Still, another mountain I have climded on a dirt bike!

It's a beautiful area and I bet the cycling is awesome. I've just never had time when I have been there. Great locals too, some of the friendliest and fun bunch of folks one could ever hope to encounter.
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