18403Re: Triton's Presidential Suite
- Oct 31, 2010--- In email@example.com, "Allan Bourdius" <allanbourdius@...> wrote:
>According to the Navy's FY2008/9 budget $35MM allocated for the Triton's reactor compartment disposal & hull recycling.
> Considering ex-Triton was struck from the NVR in 1986, it's been 21
> years since the boat could be considered "in reserve".
> A more likely explanation why the submarine hasn't completed
> recycling yet is that it is the only nuclear submarine built by the
> US to have two nuclear reactors. The submarine recycling process for
> the other boats involves chopping out the entire reactor compartment
> as a unit, sealing it, and transporting it for eventual burial at the
> Hanford Reservation. My guess is that the size/mass of the reactor
> compartment(s) is/are just something they haven't been ready - or
> eager - to contend with.
BTW, anything new surface in recent years on Triton as a national emergency command post?
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