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2009-10-14 06:40:00

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When systems fail in the health care world, the results can be deadly. So creating the most reliable, safest system possible is always a priority. Now the American College of Physician Executives is offering a new course aimed directly at improving patient safety by helping physicians apply best practices from highly reliable organizations. "The Science of High Reliability: Building Better Health Care" strives to teach physician leaders how to improve...

2009-09-17 11:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept, 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Technologies Group, Inc., (Pink Sheets: GTGP) (Global) has executed a strategic teaming agreement with Science and Technologies Applications, LLC. (STA) "With this agreement, Global significantly enhances its group capabilities, which include not just heavy metals remediation but also other environmental technologies, as well as high level, low-level and transuranic radioactive waste management," stated James Fallacaro, President of...

2009-07-29 07:15:00

HOUSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Syntex Management Systems, Inc., world leader of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software solutions, congratulates Peter Bridle, Director, Corporate HSEQ for Noble Drilling for being featured in the Executive Forum of Safety+Health magazine as an industry leader in safety and health. Mr. Bridle was interviewed for his extensive industry insight of effective corporate leadership yielding in positive results for Noble's safety and health performance. Noble...

2009-06-30 18:00:00

VICTORIA, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon will seek an Early Site Permit (ESP) for its proposed Victoria, Texas, nuclear plant site rather than a combined construction and operating license, the company announced today. The change in licensing strategy allows Exelon to continue with some aspects of site evaluation and approvals while deferring a decision on construction and technology choices for up to 20 years. The decision was brought about by uncertainties in the domestic economy,...

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2008-11-11 12:30:00

British environmental officials say they're looking into leaks of radioactive water from a nuclear submarine at a Royal Navy dockyard. Ministry of Defense officials said 74 gallons of contaminated water spilled Friday from the HMS Trafalgar while it was docked at Devonport in Plymouth, England. Britain's Environment Agency is investigating the leak, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. "We are certain there is no significant environmental impact, but we have taken our own samples for...

2008-10-20 18:00:20

DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), consisting of pilots from Airborne Express, AirTran, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and UPS, is hosting their annual safety conference in Dallas Oct. 21-22, 2008. Held at the Renaissance Hotel, this year's conference theme is "One Level of Safety," focusing namely on pilot fatigue and safety communications. CAPA is expecting 70 participants from the airlines in attendance. "This Safety...

2008-10-13 06:00:26

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - It was back to court for Nevada on Friday when Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a federal lawsuit asking judges to throw out new radiation limits for the Yucca Mountain Project. The radiation exposure standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency will fail to protect Nevadans "from cancer- causing radioactive contamination" if nuclear waste is buried at the site, Cortez Masto said....

2008-09-10 06:00:15

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The once-stumbling Department of Energy reached another milestone Monday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will conduct in-depth studies and have safety hearings on plans to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The nuclear safety agency's decision to accept a Yucca Mountain application onto its licensing docket represents the latest step forward for the project over the...

2008-09-03 15:00:38

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Bill Harris of Exelon, +1-309-716-9110, williamp.harris@exeloncorp.com; or Laurie Parker, +1-512-494-2865, lparker@echristianpr.com, for Exelon Generation VICTORIA, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation today submitted a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking authorization to build and operate a new dual-unit nuclear generating facility in Victoria County, Texas. "This...

2008-07-23 03:00:53

By Wayne Madsen America's twin crises of skyrocketing energy costs and catastrophic climate-change effects shouldn't be a convenient excuse to push nuclear power as a viable replacement for coal, oil and natural gas power-generating plants. The nuclear disaster at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the near-disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 are reasons enough to strike nuclear power from the list of acceptable non-fossil and carbon...


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