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2010-07-09 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Eastern United States suffered through record-breaking triple-digit temperatures threatening brownouts and blackouts, the nation's nuclear power plants posted an average operating capacity of 97 percent July 4-7. Eighty-five reactors across the country ran at 100 percent operating capacity during the entire week. One hundred two of the nation's 104 nuclear power plants were operational this week, with two plants offline for refueling and...

2010-07-01 10:00:00

Taxpayer-Backed Nuclear Loan Guarantees Make July 4th "Energy Non-Independence Day"; 2 of 3 Leading Loan Guarantees Candidates Have Major Foreign Ownership, Large Reactor Component Construction Jobs Are Overseas. WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars while richly benefiting profitable...

2010-06-23 10:00:00

Repeating the Fatal BP Misstep: Assuming No Recent Calamity Means That Safety Rules Can be Scaled Back; Gulf Crisis Makes Clear the Folly of Letting Industry Write the Regulatory Playbook for Energy Sources with Huge Public Health, Environmental Risks. WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is Congress on the verge of repeating the deregulatory debacle that led to the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico? Even as tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to erupt each day...

2010-05-13 12:30:00

"Loan Guarantee Fever" in Congress Finds No Counterpart in Across-the-Board Cold Shoulder From State Solons; From Kentucky to Arizona, Industry Lobbyists Fail to Overturn Bans, Pass Costs on to Consumers or Get Nuclear Classified as "Renewable Energy" WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was front-page news across America this February when the Vermont Senate voted to shut down the troubled Vermont Yankee reactor in 2012. But what most Americans don't know is that the nuclear...

2010-05-10 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric utility industry has made tremendous improvement in its safety performance in recent years to the point that a "safety culture" has emerged as one of its most prominent characteristics. Safety, along with a discussion on climate data and carbon policy, was the main focus of industry professionals at EUCG's spring workshop in St. Louis last month. EUCG, a global association of energy and electric utility professionals, meets semiannually to...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hogan Assessment Systems announces SafeSystem, a comprehensive approach to improving safety culture and performance within organizations. Safety training can help employees become safer, but without insight into how individuals contribute to the safety climate, even the most extensive safety program will have limited success. "Traditional safety solutions focus on processes, but not people," says Ryan Ross, vice president of consulting at Hogan....

2010-03-25 12:32:00

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Generation, today filed an "early site permit" application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for an 11,500-acre site in Victoria County, Texas. At the same time, Exelon formally withdrew its application for a combined construction and operating license for the same site. If approved, the early site permit would effectively reserve the property for new nuclear...

2010-01-05 14:08:00

ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced that Exelon Nuclear will receive its 2010 Green Cross for Safety Medal, NSC's annual recognition of an organization that demonstrates a steadfast commitment to improving safety and health in the workplace, its community and through safety leadership demonstrated by all levels of the organization. Exelon Nuclear, a business unit of Exelon Corporation, operates the largest nuclear fleet in the nation and...

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...

2009-11-17 07:45:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), one of the nation's top five electrical contractors and a 100 percent employee-owned company, has received the International Risk Management Institute's (IRMI) prestigious Gary E. Bird Horizon Award. Rosendin Electric was recognized for its outstanding safety program and its ability to create a corporate culture in which "safety is everyone's responsibility." The award was presented to Rosendin Electric's...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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