- You will find no news videos of what I am about to describe.
- To decommission the cyclotron they brought in a huge crane, to the University at Buffalo south campus on Main St in Buffalo, and parked it next to Parker Hall.
- The crane lifted the lid off of the top of the cyclotron vault on Parker Hall. This lid is approximately a 5 foot thick plug, 12 foot diagonal square of special concrete that blocks the radiation from escaping upward.
- I used to be responsible for the maintenance of the vault’s radioactive-air filtration-system and radioactive-waste-water-system and security systems. I am very familiar with that whole facility that housed the cyclotron, in addition to the cyclotron itself.
- Next the crane lifted the cyclotron body out of the vault, minus the targets.
- Then the crane placed the lid back onto the vault.
- The huge crane was then disassembled and everything was taken away.
- This process is a site to see.
- There are pictures hanging in the cyclotron department showing the step by step commissioning of the cyclotron when it was first delivered, which was just the same exact process but in reverse.
- The University at Buffalo did a very good job keeping from the media and public’s attention the fact that the University at Buffalo lost the custodianship of that very marvelous machine.
- Why was and is there no detailed media report to be found anywhere online about the decommissioning of the cyclotron or why was it decommissioned?
- Is it possible the decommissioning is related to the same kind of mismanagement I observed while working there?
- Maybe as my story travels about, it will get the right person to act and determine what happened within the cyclotron department and to the cyclotron, leading up to the decommissioning, and report it to the public.
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