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2012-06-14 23:00:13

DD&R 2012 to Feature Sharing of Best Practices and Optimal Management Techniques LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded topical meeting on Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization (DD&R 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “DD&R 2012 is the premiere forum to discuss the social, regulatory, scientific, and technical aspects of...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands and BRISTOL, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/), the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), today announced that it has secured a new contract with nuclear power specialist Magnox Ltd. The contract is worth approximately GBP2.5million in software and services to UNIT4 and will see Magnox replace its SAP system and implement Route 66, the latest version of UNIT4's Agresso...

2010-03-29 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today confirmed that it will commence innovative new commercial arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) involving the long-term lease of the Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing site, near Preston in Lancashire. The new arrangements were marked at a ceremony on the site today attended by President and CEO of Westinghouse Dr. Aris S. Candris, NDA Commercial Director John Clarke and President &...

2009-09-09 18:15:00

LONDON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company will announce that it is in advanced discussions with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) concerning a new organizational arrangement for the UK Fuel site at Springfields near Preston. These arrangements are looking at the introduction of a long-term lease when the current site management contract ends on March 31, 2010 together with the permanent transfer of ownership of Springfields Fuels Ltd, the company managing the...

2009-08-17 14:39:00

Chairwoman of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority 'Strives to Regain Lost Leadership in Nuclear Industry' LONDON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The well-known and highly respected British magazine, the Spectator has profiled the remarkable life of Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, Chairwoman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. The July 22nd article detailed the career of the American born, former head of the Security and Exchange Commission, and her impressive and often unpredictable path...

2009-06-10 04:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts with five UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) companies and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA). The six contracts, which each have a five-year term, have a total estimated value of $50 million (31 million pounds sterling). At the time of signing, the CNPA was provided IT services by the UKAEA, as it was the organization's previous...

2008-09-25 17:46:42

By Darren Devine ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners yesterday welcomed moves by an energy firm to sell land it bought up around Wales' only remaining atomic power plant. Earlier this year French firm EDF Energy and US company Energy Solutions were vying to buy up land near Wylfa, on Anglesey, in readiness to build a new plant. But EDF will now sell the land it bought following an announcement yesterday that it had secured a takeover deal with British Energy. Dylan Morgan, spokesman for PAWB...

2008-09-25 00:00:27

By Nick Clark PLANS by Centrica to buy a quarter of British Energy were welcomed by the market yesterday after the latter's long-awaited 12.5bn takeover by its French rival EDF was agreed. The companies described the deal as a "milestone" for nuclear development in Britain. The sell-off was backed by the Government, which stands to make 4.5bn from its stake in British Energy. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said: "This deal is good value for the taxpayer and a significant step towards...

2008-08-02 18:00:18

THE UK's nuclear power strategy was mired in uncertainty yesterday after a takeover of generator British Energy collapsed at the 11th hour. The pounds 12bn swoop by state-owned EDF of France had been seen as a key step towards the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK. But EDF's hopes of unveiling a takeover deal early yesterday were dashed when two of British Energy's biggest City shareholders reportedly called for a higher price tag to reflect rising energy...

2008-08-02 09:00:23

By ROSS LYDALL THE UK government's aim of turning Britain into the world's "number one location" for new nuclear power stations hit a major stumbling block yesterday as the sale of British Energy collapsed. The attempted takeover of British Energy, which owns eight nuclear power stations, including Hunterston B and Torness in Scotland, failed at the 11th hour after major shareholders rejected a bid from the French state energy firm EDF. Critics fear this will leave the government...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'