Re: Preparing for Reviews

From: Matthew Worcester <>
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 13:04:34 CST

Hi Mike, et al,

I have given seminars on Braidwood at UCLA and Chicago. The talk is on
the web:

I will put together a set of questions as I can remember soon.


On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Mike Shaevitz wrote:

> Dear Braidwood,
> I have attached to this message part of a talk that Janet and I presented at
> the Columbia NSF review. Besides describing the project it also presents some
> comparisons to Daya Bay and CHOOZ II.
> In some sense, this is a prototype for our move
> towards defending the project to the funding
> agencies and review committees. For that reason,
> it would be good to initiate a dialog and receive
> comments/suggestions from the collaboration.
> It also would be good to start compiling a list of questions that people are
> asked along with answers. (Given below are some of the questions at the
> Nevis review.)
> Mike
> PS
> Some of the questions during the talk were:
> 1) Stan Wojcicki and Gary Feldman: Why couldn't Daya Bay just as well
> optimize like Braidwood?
> We answered that they needed to
> go into the mountain to get their desired
> overburden. Also, moving closer would make the
> fractional baseline differences from the two
> reactor sites even larger.
> 2) Jerry Vavra: Why are you so sure your Gd won't turn yellow?
> We need a few key backup slides on this. We answered that BNL is starting to
> understand the chemical explanation for why our Gd is more stable and is
> doing long term stability tests.
Received on Fri Feb 11 13:04:35 2005

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