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Clifford how do you know so much stuff?
replacing my water shutoff valve in my basement under full pressure a few years ago
Quotereplacing my water shutoff valve in my basement under full pressure a few years agoPlease explain...
The stricken vessel Rena is being closely monitored overnight while oil spill response teams and salvors remain ready to respond if the ship deteriorates in forecast bad weather over the next 24 hours.Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Salvage Unit Manager Bruce Anderson said a maximum sea state of about 5 metres was predicted overnight, which would cause further stress on the already damaged hull.He said the conditions were similar to those experienced around 11 October when the hull sustained significant damage and a release of around 350 tonnes of oil.Salvage operations were suspended yesterday due to the bad weather, and salvors had sealed the tanks to minimise the potential for further oil leaking from the ship. Additional sensors had been placed on the hull to monitor the vessel's movement.
QuoteA nuclear reactor is rather extremely overengineered for safety in almost all conditions. There's always a first time when the assumed safe engineering fails. Like in Japan.
A nuclear reactor is rather extremely overengineered for safety in almost all conditions.
The next step in the Rena operation can now get underway.Salvors have finished pumping all the oil off the ship and can now start on getting the containers off as well.By this afternoon, 1350 tonnes of oil will have been removed.Transport Minister Steven Joyce says removing the containers will be long and arduous and it could take up to a year to finish.He says some oil may still be released, but the amount is not known.
Calm conditions allowed 15 more containers to be lifted from the rear of the cargo ship Rena on Thursday, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says.That means 18 containers have so far been removed of the 1280 left on the ship after it ran aground off the Tauranga coast last month.However, MNZ warns the operation is at the mercy of the weather, as winds greater than around 24 knots - or about 45km/h - can halt the operation.Salvors have now fitted 220 transponders to containers aboard the Rena in case they fall overboard.Recovered containers will be checked out and if possible, will be put back into use after being cleaned out.