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Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Cutaway

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Click on the image above to see a full-scale [6MB], poster-size scan of a Japanese advanced boiling water nuclear reactor [ABWR]. Though the image above is NOT the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor, it closely resembles the design of that plant. You can also download the PDF here.
A few quick notes (though the major point of this […]

Why I Explore Abandoned Places and Why It’s Insane

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

In a September, 2010 posting on The Psychiatric Times, Dr. Greg Eghigian, a historian of “madness, mental illness, and mental health in the western world,” writes in no uncertain terms about his perplexity at the modern explorer of urban ruins. I respectfully concede to Dr. Eghigian’s higher stature, both academically and institutionally. I’m not here […]

Wilkes-Barre Train Station: Symbol of Corruption and Decline

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I’ve been struggling with this location. The reason is this: I often hesitate to reveal locations to the public because their revelation often leads to their destruction. At the same time, there are certain stories that simply have to be told. This is one of them.
In the heart of Pennsylvania coal country at the fringes […]

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