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2011-08-04 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Rick Gabbianelli as senior vice president of its Strategy organization. In this newly formed role, Mr. Gabbianelli will lead Westinghouse in the implementation of the following strategic priorities: analyzing and prioritizing opportunities to sell and build new nuclear plants; sustaining growth and operational excellence within core businesses; differentiating the company through...

2011-07-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Bob Hook as controller for Westinghouse's Nuclear Fuel organization, effective September 1, 2011. In this role, Mr. Hook will have responsibility for all finance and reporting activities for the company's Nuclear Fuel product line. Mr. Hook most recently served as the controller for the Field Services segment of the Nuclear Services product line. In this role, he led financial plan...

2011-07-05 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the retirement of Ramsey Coates as the company's senior vice president and general counsel, Legal and Contracts, effective August 1, 2011. Mr. Coates joined Westinghouse in 1976 as a general international attorney in the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation corporate law department. He served in positions of increasing responsibility, both domestically and internationally, before being appointed...

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Elizabeth Tomczak, a graduate of Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pa. (USA), is the company's 2011 winner of the Westinghouse Women in Nuclear (WIN) scholarship award. The Westinghouse-WIN Pittsburgh chapter scholarship was established in 2007, and is awarded to a woman high school senior from the Pittsburgh area and intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics or...

2011-06-23 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today presented its proposal for a new nuclear power plant at Visaginas to Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and other senior officials in the country. The proposal is based around the company's state-of-the-art AP1000 nuclear power plant. Speaking after the presentation, Westinghouse President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Anders Jackson, said: "I am delighted and honoured today to have had the chance...

2011-06-21 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear utility representatives from 16 European Union (EU) countries attended Westinghouse Electric Company's Stress Test Workshop in Brussels, Belgium. Westinghouse conducted the workshop to support utility customers as they formulate plans to implement an EU agreement to hold nuclear plant stress tests. The tests will assess the resistance of the EU's 143 reactors to natural disasters, as well as to man-made failures and actions. "The...

2011-06-21 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has successfully installed a replacement steam dryer at Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, a single-unit GE-designed boiling water reactor (BWR) located near Monticello, Minnesota (USA), 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis. This is the first BWR replacement steam dryer installed by Westinghouse at a U.S. BWR plant. This first-of-a-kind component was designed by Westinghouse Sweden...

2011-06-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it will begin shipping nuclear fuel to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Watts Bar site for use in the Unit 2 reactor. TVA recently received a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to receive, inspect and store new nuclear fuel for the reactor. This is a significant milestone, which provides the first fuel for a new U.S. reactor in 15 years. Westinghouse manufactured the...

2011-06-13 14:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it is submitting today Revision 19 of the AP1000(®) Design Control Document (DCD) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The revision includes necessary changes to address NRC comments raised during the confirmatory review of prior updates submitted in DCD Revision 18. The submittal of DCD Rev. 19, along with updated shield building and containment vessel technical reports...

2011-06-13 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH) under which the companies will discuss cooperation on a range of nuclear energy projects at the Kozloduy site in Bulgaria. These projects include support of the current operating plants in the areas of life extension and instrumentation and control, as well as decommissioning and dismantling of the four non-operational units on...


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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.'