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2014-03-03 23:22:09

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has successfully completed the installation of a fully passive containment filtered venting system at the Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško Nuclear Power Plant located in Slovenia. This system enhances safety in the area of severe accident management and was required by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration following the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident in Japan. Brussels (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Westinghouse...

2010-10-08 10:00:00

MADISON, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has begun the demolition and removal of the retired test reactor outer structure at its Waltz Mill facility here. This project is part of the site's continued remediation plans, which include decontamination or removal of structures and areas used as part of test reactor operations conducted from 1959 to 1962. The test reactor vessel was previously removed in 2000; the remaining structure, a large,...

2009-11-23 11:39:00

LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Outage workers at Three Mile Island Unit 1 who were sent home Saturday evening returned to work Sunday and today and normal outage work has resumed. About 150 workers stationed in the containment building of TMI Unit 1, which was shut down nearly a month ago for a planned refueling outage and steam generator replacement, were sent home late Saturday afternoon when monitors detected small amounts of airborne radiological contamination...

2008-01-07 09:00:49

Florida Power & Light Company's St. Lucie nuclear power plant Unit 2 returned online January 4 following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 was taken offline September 30 for its 17th refueling since it began commercial operation in 1983. During refueling outages, scheduled about every 18 months, FPL also performs preventive and scheduled maintenance work that cannot be done when the plant is operating. Work performed during the plant shutdown ranked among the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'