Talk:Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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S-50 merged here[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/S-50. Johnleemk | Talk 10:36, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

S-50 was merged here, but that merger was a mistake. The S-50 facility had nothing to do with ORNL, other than also being located in Oak Ridge. Since the S-50 facility was located adjacent to K-25, some time back someone merged the S-50 information into the K-25 article. S-50 still redirects to ORNL, which is unfortunate since there is no information about it in this article. I changed several S-50 links to point instead to K-25; the only S-50 references that still point to "[[S-50 (Manhattan Project)]]" are on AfD or Talk pages. --orlady 17:32, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
The S-50 redirect was pointing here. I just changed it to K-25. --A. B. (talk) 17:05, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Human Radiation Experiments[edit]

I believe that the following paragraph would fit better in the ORISE and/or ORAU category, since the investigation focused on the hospital operated by ORINS.

In 1981, a committee chaired by Tenessee Congressman Al Gore investigated total radiation studies at Oak Ridge. (See Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments)

--orlady 15:44, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Actually, information about the investigations probably belongs in the articles about ORNL and the other institutions. My point is that ORNL is only one of several MED/AEC/DOE facilities in Oak Ridge. "At Oak Ridge" does not mean the same thing as "at ORNL." --orlady 16:55, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Leet haxor breaks atom![edit]

The ORNL was compromised by sophisticated cyberattack - all personal data belonging to visitors for the past 20 years stolen. Everybody is very afraid there, all people told to shut up, so what else may have been nicked there?

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/120707-cyberattack.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.131.210.162 (talk) 15:56, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I work at ORNL. I was never told to "shut up" about the theft of our visitor database. It was unfortunate, but to my knowledge ORNL employees were never told to not speak of the incident. SeanAhern (talk) 19:55, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Homer Simpson orders a Control Console[edit]

Oak Ridge nuclear facility is mentioned in "The Simpsons" episode "Bart on the Road" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.67.24.102 (talk) 23:32, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Supercomputer resource, Nvidia with AMD[edit]

U.S. Plans Supercomputer Push by BY Shara Tibken in the WSJ October 12, 2011. 99.190.85.215 (talk) 06:02, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Peacock wording[edit]

Where in the article is the questionable material? Bms4880 (talk) 14:10, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

What makes you reference questionable material in the article? I don't see any notices or warnings on the article or the talk page. SeanAhern (talk) 16:28, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Bms4880 was questioning a peacock template that had been added to the top of the article. It was removed by another user before SeanAhern looked at the page. Case closed. --Orlady (talk) 17:04, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

I should have dived into the page history before commenting. Sorry for the noise and thanks for the clarification. SeanAhern (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:12, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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High - well known outside the state, especially in scientific circles

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B - Displays all characteristics

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Development of the Pressurized Water Reactor[edit]

The article said:
Though experiment X-10 was the first light water reactor, it remains the most common type of nuclear reactor as of 2012.(ref)cite web | title= The Graphite Reactor | url= http://www.ornl.gov/info/news/cco/graphite.shtml | publisher= Oak Ridge National Laboratory | accessdate= November 11, 2012 (/ref)
I'm taking that out, because obviously X-10 was graphite moderated and gas cooled. Also the link to the source given didn't work for me. Also calling a dinosaur of ancient reactor design "the most common type of nuclear reactor as of 2012" without any particulars in regard to which of its design features are still used today is blatant bullshit. --BjKa (talk) 22:23, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

After further pondering I guess the only thing wrong with the original statement was the name of the experiment. I'm adding a sentence restoring the original intent, describing the development of what may have been the first PWR. A pity really. This information is exactly what I came to find here today. Through many Wikipedia articles I've been able to trace the genealogy of all current commercial PWR systems except the VVER back to the S1W reactor. This nameless ORNL experiment would be the last step, the final direct Ancestor, and maybe already pressurized. --BjKa (talk) 22:47, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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