Sixty Million Pound Police Cordon yet the man got through

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by knockknee, Dec 8, 2008.

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  2. Who knew the Off switch was so deadly?

    Turning a Turbine off is potentially deadly?

    What specialist knowledge , the ability to read OFF and ON?

    Throw the full weight of the anti-terrorist act against the Perps, they're TERRORISTS!!!!

    FFS E-On, use better locks on the panel doors. No wait, getting better Chubbs might be reflected in my next leccy bill :roll:
  3. Any chance a worker there bumoed the switch when he nodded off and concocted a story to save his job?
  4. Or perhaps the great unwashed camped on the outside of the power station all chipped in a fiver and paid someone, already in the employ of E.On, to do their dirty work for them.

    It does surprise me, however, that something as massive and complex as a steam turbine has an on/off switch. I thought it would be far more complex. I need to press more buttons than that to get my telly to switch off.
  5. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Are we to believe that it's that simple a man off the street could walk in to a (presumably) high security area manned by other staff who only work with each other day in day out find the appropriate panel and be greated by a big on and off switch?

    If it was a tale from Ultimate Farce we would be pissing our selves at Henno
  6. PTP, from my previous experience of coal fired powerstations turning off the steam supply to the turbine could be deadly. If pressure increased as steam was not going through the turbine then you could have a leak of superheated steam - about 600 degrees. Really quite nasty
  7. OMG leave her out of it :D