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2014-08-25 16:21:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, Aug, 25, leaders of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a new five-year contract effective Aug. 15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139391 "I commend the leadership of the IBEW for helping to establish an environment of mutual respect necessary for the development of an agreement beneficial to our employees and the safe operation of our facility,"...

2014-07-15 12:31:13

Construction of new Vogtle units builds on history of safety, quality and reliable generation ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer marks the 25(th) anniversary of the start of operations of Unit 2 at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga. Since first coming online in 1989, the 1,215 megawatt (MW) unit has operated continuously - safely and cleanly powering thousands of homes and businesses and employing thousands of residents from the surrounding...

2014-07-14 20:20:49

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 10, the American Nuclear Society selected Southern Nuclear's Charles Nesbitt as the recipient of the 2014 Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO The ANS's Education, Training and Workforce Development Division established the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and cost-effective contributions to the nuclear training field. As training director for...

2014-06-23 16:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear was honored by the Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America's citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140623/120693 Nominations were made by Navy Reserve sailors who also have other employment. Southern Nuclear was...

2014-06-09 16:21:57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Thursday, May 29, more than 40 volunteers from Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Alabama Power Service Organization in constructing a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear volunteers helped with framing the home, tiling the floors, painting the interior and exterior, installing vinyl siding...

2014-05-23 12:21:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor in a comprehensive compliance audit to review the site pay practices for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO During the review, a timekeeping issue related to shift changes for 180 current and former Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 security...

2014-05-21 16:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor - a TIP Award - for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger(TM) Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel...

2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...

2014-04-16 20:21:01

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23, employees at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., will conduct a hostile action-based exercise in coordination with federal, state and local emergency officials that will be evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO "We want to inform the community that this is only a drill and there is no cause for concern," said...

2014-04-15 16:22:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 16. Electricity production resumed on April 14 at 5:08 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in fall 2012. "Safety is our top...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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