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2009-04-09 09:58:00

Call JULIE, Then Dig It PEORIA, Ill., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Planting trees and shrubs to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day is a great idea, but before you plant, the Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) remind you that April is Safe Digging Month. Homeowners, landscapers, builders, excavators and others not only dig holes to plant saplings, but dig into the ground for fence posts, foundations, sprinkler systems and new decks. All these are great ideas, but don't...

2008-12-22 08:30:00

Reforming Thirty-Year Old "Patchwork of Regulation" for Broadband Era Will Incent Efficient Infrastructure Investment WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lower and uniform rates for attaching broadband equipment to utility poles for all telecommunications providers would spur broadband deployment, particularly in rural areas, the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies said today. The economic analysis of the current, complicated rate structure for...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Peco has announced that its electric line and tree crews will work along five miles of Route 23 over the next several months, to install a new line of utility poles and other equipment for an electric reliability improvement project for Lower Merion in Pennsylvania. The company said that it is running a new 34kV supply line into Gladwyne substation to connect with the company's Barbados substation in West Norriton and Plymouth substation in Plymouth Meeting, along with adding two new...

2008-10-01 15:00:39

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Chemicals industry industry is available in its catalogue. World Wood Preservative Chemicals Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092429/World-Wood-Preservative-Chemicals-Market.html This report analyzes the US and European markets for Wood Preservative Chemicals in US$ Million. The major End Use segments analyzed for the US and Europe markets are Decking, Landscape Products, Railroad Products, Utility Poles,...

2008-09-05 15:00:27

California utility regulators ordered an investigation into the risk of wires breaking on utility poles that hold large numbers of cables and power lines. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) called for the probe this week in a report on the danger of wildfires due to "pole overloading." "We don't know how widespread and serious the problem is, which is precisely why we're setting up the protocols and beginning the broad-scale inspections," Richard Clark, director of the CPUC...

2008-09-05 09:00:33

CHICAGO, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As teachers do their best to enforce solid study habits this fall, it is a good time for parents to remind their children about the ABCs of electricity safety. Electrical shocks and fires injure thousands of people each year. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 28,300 residential building electrical fires cause 360 deaths, 1,000 injuries, and $995 million in direct losses annually. "Safety is ComEd's first priority, and our customers...

2008-08-27 03:00:52

Energex, a power generation and distribution company, has announced that more than 9,300 Gold Coast homes and businesses in Queensland, Australia, will benefit from the recent completion of an A$7.1 million upgrade to its Robina substation and other associated network upgrades in the area. The main component of the project was the commissioning of two new 60MVA transformers in the substation, replacing two 30MVA transformers, and effectively doubling available electricity capacity for...

2008-08-02 15:00:18

By Emily Tsao, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 2--A man suspected of trying to steal copper wiring was severely burned Friday morning atop a utility pole he had climbed, authorities said. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Sherrie Lopez said the man had been hit with about 7,000 volts of electricity, possibly twice. His rescue was hindered because his flesh had melded with metal on the pole near Irving. James Buster McKay, 51, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in...

2008-08-01 15:00:40

By Mary Childress, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Aug. 1--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Phone service to many Verizon customers in the East Bank-Cabin Creek area has been out since Tuesday, when thieves trying to steal copper scaled a utility pole and sliced a cable. It's a common occurrence in eastern Kanawha County, but this repair job has been more difficult than others, technicians say. Copper thieves usually cut a line in two places and haul away the section. This time, someone hacked...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

By Dan Atkinson, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 29--NEWBURYPORT -- In the spring, several marinas were robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars in copper wire. And the thief may have been cooling his heels across the way from one of his victims. Acting on a tip yesterday, police found thousands of feet of wire sheathing hidden in the crawl space at 333 Merrimac St., across the street from the Newburyport Boat Basin, which lost $50,000 worth of wire. The Newburyport Yacht...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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