Vermont Yankee. 11.3.2011 Northstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is back on line after completing its twenty-ninth refueling and maintenance outage. Control room operators returned the plant to service on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:52 pm. Operators will gradually raise the plant’s output to full power over the next few days. Entergy Nuclear Site Vice President Mike Colomb said the successful outage was due to the excellent craftsmanship and safety focus of all the workers. More than 850 craft workers supplemented the Vermont Yankee staff for the 25 day, round-the-clock outage work.The work scope during the outage involved replacing approximately one third of the fuel assemblies in the reactor and maintenance activities, tests and inspections on plant equipment which runs throughout the operating cycle.Refueling and maintenance outages are scheduled every 18 months and the influx of outage workers represents a major economic benefit to the area.Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (12-19-2, 11-7-1 College Hockey America) was dismantled by No. 9 Robert Morris (19-7-4, 13-3-3) 5-0 at the Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night. The loss marks the ninth time Syracuse has been shutout this season. The Orange launched 16 shots in the first period and then only 10 more in the next two stanzas, leading to the loss.Here at the best images from the SU loss. Comments Published on February 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm
Campaigning against the challenge of Governor Rick Scott to be reelected to the US Senate, Democrat Senator Bill Nelson was in South Florida this weekend, and will be in the Panhandle, Central Florida and Rural counties for the rest of his current unusually brief (1.5 weeks) recess from the US Senate. He is scheduled to attend about 15-20 events during this week. Below is an update from the last couple of days. Sunday, August 6th, Senator Nelson met with Caribbean-American elected officials and community leaders from Broward county. The meeting was attended by over twenty-five (25) officials and community leaders. Senator Nelson also visited a local Caribbean owned barbershop, speaking to the business owner and clients. To support Nelson’s small business initiative, the luncheon meeting was held at Lakes Ballroom & Restaurant, a Caribbean restaurant owned by Haitian-American entrepreneurs.That evening, he had three additional meetings pertaining to support from the Caribbean American community. The senator plans to host similar meetings in Miami, West Palm Beach and Central Florida. On Monday, Senator Nelson spoke at two churches in Broward county (The Faith Center and Piney Grove Church in Lauderdale Lakes). Caribbean American endorsements The Nelson reelection campaign has received eighteen (18) endorsements from Caribbean elected officials and community leaders, showing full support to help the campaign galvanize, engage and educate Caribbean-Americans to go out and vote for Senator Nelson on November 6thThe Caribbean American Democratic Caucus of Fl held a 24-hour mobilization call to organize, engage and galvanize Caribbean Americans to vote!Future campaign plans related to the Caribbean American community includes:Α “Graceful Gathering” event with Grace Nelson, wife of the senator, on August 21st with the Haitian American Democratic Club of Lee County (Fort Myers), Democratic Women’s Club of the Lee County and the Democratic Club of the Islands.A “Tea with Grace Nelson” event on September 8th with Women in Business from the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce in Tampa.
FILE – This April 16, 2020 file photo shows the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction, Iowa. One of the first coronavirus outbreaks at the Iowa meatpacking plant was more severe than previously known, with over twice as many workers becoming infected than the Iowa Department of Public Health publicly confirmed. The department announced at a May 5 news conference that 221 employees at the plant in Columbus Junction had tested positive for COVID-19. But records show that, days earlier, Tyson officials told workplace safety regulators that 522 plant employees had tested positive to their knowledge. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, File)COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — One of the first coronavirus outbreaks at an Iowa meatpacking plant was more severe than previously known, with over twice as many workers becoming infected than the Iowa Department of Public Health publicly confirmed.The department announced at a May 5 news conference that 221 employees at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction had tested positive for COVID-19. But records show that days earlier, Tyson officials told workplace safety regulators that 522 plant employees had tested positive to their knowledge.A dozen of the plant’s roughly 1,300 workers were believed to have been hospitalized by then, and two died after contracting the virus.