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NORFOLK, Va. -- The USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at its new homeport in Virginia on Tuesday, where the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will stay for at least the next four years as it undergoes a major overhaul to double its lifespan to about 50 years. Read more here: www.miamiherald.com...=cpy
Originally posted by Olivine
Could the high readings be from the Naval Shipyard in Norfolk? Or the Newport News Shipyard? That's were all of the Nimitz-class (nuclear reactor powered)aircraft carriers were built.
Secondly, as AP passed within a mile of two nuclear powered aircraft carriers moored in the harbor, there was no perceptible increase in radiation levels - we would hope so! Ironically, it was only in the motel room at the journey's end that his Inspector EXP detected foreign radiation, believed to come from the ceiling tiles in the room. His readings are still high as I write this, averaging 77 CPM versus normal background in the high 30's or so.