As Head of Waste Operations, my primary role is the management and control of the Waste Operations Department at Sizewell A Site. This includes the provision of advice on setting standards for waste management and radiological protection within the team, disposals of radiological and non-radiological waste off-site, fulfilment of statutory monitoring obligations and establishment of controls for restricting exposure to ionising radiations.
Upcoming works for the team will include the retrieval, conditioning and disposal of fuel element debris (FED) from our storage vaults, and sands and sludges from our effluent treatment plant.
No matter how serious the job is, there is always time for humour with the team.
Radionuclide and Radiation Data Handbook.
Open, helpful, encouraging.
The 2014 Annual Conference in Southport. There was a good mix of radiation professionals from all walks of the profession. The lectures were extremely interesting and Southport was a good place to visit.
Just outside Ipswich, in Suffolk.
My wife, Wendy and daughter Leanne.
A difficult choice. The Clash - London Calling? The Buzzcocks - Love Bites? Madness - One Step beyond?
So I've cheated a bit and gone for "Teenage Kicks 1977-1981" - a 3CD compilation disc of music that brings back happy memories of dodgy venues, watered down beer and sweaty dance floors.
Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn - pure escapism and a gung-ho hero for a main character.
Imagine being four years old again. No responsibilities. No mortgage. Someone washes, dresses and feeds you. You make a mess and someone cleans up. You can run around screaming your head off and no one bats an eyelid. A swing is amazing and a small hill becomes the most incredible play area in the world. Everything is a new adventure... and when you’re tired, you go to sleep.
I always wanted to be an astronaut. Loved the uniform. And all the beeps of the radio communications. Closest I've come to that is using airline hood and comms during heavy contamination work, and in the pure darkness and quiet of the boiler tube banks at Sizewell. In there no one can hear you scream.
The power to heal? Nah! Invisibility.
Burger and chips.
I was in a punk band (1982-86). Had a few escapades during that time!
Predator - Get to the Chopper!
I have a commemorative Apollo 11 anniversary medal that (allegedly) contains a piece of the moon brought back during the moon missions. I like that.
I lost my favourite football scarf on an away trip to Luton in 1982. I liked that as well, but it's not in my possession anymore. Still remember it though.. ...and the day.
I love bacon. The first meal eaten on the moon was bacon. After their successful landing, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had bacon, peaches, sugar cookies and coffee.
thepubfinderapp - shows all the pubs in the area on Google Maps and rates them as well. Even colour codes them. Very handy.
Winston Churchill. Not only was he an inspirational statesman who guided Britain through the darkest days of WW2, but also a writer, soldier and scholar who had a colourful life before and after the war.
Embarrassing. A few of us like to pick one or two games a season when we get into the spirit of things before kick off, enjoy the build up to the game and put the world to rights. After one such session, I can remember trying to jump down from a central reservation on the way to the match and falling over. Got home afterwards, to find my jeans all ripped open, and congealed blood on my shin. Turned out I'd chipped the bone and broken my leg.
The smell of Portman Road on a drizzly Tuesday match night. The waft on onions and beer in the air, the smell of grass and mud, and the slightly wiffy odour of the bloke next to you as the drizzle seeps into his coat. Bliss.
I'd like to tour the USA.
Was it worth it?
Check Danny Dyer's answer in The Football Factory.
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