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Vermont Yankee expected back on line soon

first_imgAs of today, Vermont Yankee reports that the refueling and maintenance outage is in Day 24 and work activities continue to noticeably wind down. Work at the cooling towers involving the third (and final) phase of the cooling tower upgrades continue, and the safety-related section of the west tower is complete. Also complete is the replacement of service water piping to “A” Emergency Diesel Generator and the routine cleaning of the intake bays.VY completed leak testing of tubes in the main condenser through the use of specialized “dimple” plugs, designed to identify even the smallest of leaks.  The source of power for the outage was transferred to the main transformer.  This allowed the next phase of work on the new Vernon Substation to commence.Preparations for start up continue on the refuel floor. The reactor pressure vessel has been reassembled and is being pressure tested today. In conjunction with this test, control rods will be tested. Tomorrow, the Integrated Leak Rate Test of the primary containment will be started. The test involves pressurizing the primary containment and then measuring the leakage rate or pressure drop over a several hour period.The test of the Emergency Core Cooling System was successfully conducted on Sunday, and all of the Emergency Core Cooling Systems responded as expected, but an unanticipated action occurred during the test. The initiating conditions for the test set the water level higher than normal in the reactor vessel. When the test began and steam valves automatically realigned, some of the excess water (above the steam lines) drained through a steam line to the torus which contains a back up supply of cooling water and is located in the reactor building. According to VY, there were no safety consequences and the incident was not immediately reportable. Still, plant management has taken steps to ensure this is not repeated in future tests. VY has also shared the issue with other nuclear plants. The steam lines will be drained and verified free of moisture.Work on the soil remediation from the tritium leak continued through the outage and is on schedule to be completed in the coming weeks. The rerouting of steam trap piping from the Advanced Off Gas system is complete and the reachable areas of the AOG pipe tunnel have been cleaned.The final stage of the outage will be switching and valve alignment of plant systems from their maintenance mode to their normal operations mode, and conducting final tests in preparation for start up. Once the plant is phased back on the grid, it will take several days to achieve full power. The outage is not considered over until the plant reaches 100 percent power. The staff will continue to test and monitor plant systems during the power ascension.Source: Vermont Yankee. May 18, 2010last_img read more

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Actualización de las órdenes de apertura gradual para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase verde el 26 de junio

first_img June 25, 2020 Actualización de las órdenes de apertura gradual para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase verde el 26 de junio SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine firmaron órdenes enmendadas sobre la fase verde para los 12 condados que pasan a la fase verde a las 12:01 a.m. de mañana, 26 de junio. Los condados incluyen a Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia y Susquehanna.Cuando estas órdenes entren en vigencia a las 12:01 a.m., mañana habrá 66 condados en la fase verde y 1 condado en la fase amarilla.El condado de Philadelphia cumplió con los criterios y mañana pasará a la fase verde del estado; sin embargo, los funcionarios locales mantendrán algunas restricciones adicionales hasta el 3 de julio. La Administración Wolf ha apoyado algunas solicitudes específicas de los condados en relación con más restricciones durante el proceso de reapertura gradual.El Proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf incluye información sobre cada fase de reapertura.Fase verdeLuego de que un condado pasa a la fase amarilla, supervisamos de cerca el aumento del riesgo, como los brotes significativos. Si el riesgo general permanece mitigado durante 14 días, pasamos al condado a la fase verde.La fase verde alivia la mayoría de las restricciones al levantar las órdenes de quedarse en casa y del cierre de empresas para permitir que la economía reabra estratégicamente al tiempo que se continúa priorizando la salud pública.Si bien esta fase coordina el regreso a una “nueva normalidad”, es igualmente importante continuar supervisando a los indicadores de la salud pública y ajustar las órdenes y las restricciones según sea necesario para garantizar que la propagación de la enfermedad se mantenga al mínimo. También es imperativo que las personas usen máscaras cuando salgan de sus casas y en entornos donde el distanciamiento social no es posible.Restricciones respecto del trabajo y la congregaciónSe recomienda enfáticamente la continuación del teletrabajoLas empresas con operaciones en persona deben seguir los requisitos actualizados de seguridad en las empresas y en los edificiosTodas las empresas que operan con una ocupación del 50% en la fase amarilla pueden aumentar a una ocupación del 75%El cuidado de niños puede abrir conforme a la guíaLas restricciones para los servicios de atención conjunta siguen vigentesLas restricciones con respecto a las prisiones y hospitales se determinan de manera individual de acuerdo a cada instituciónLas escuelas están sujetas a las guías de los CDC y del estadoRestricciones socialesLas reuniones grandes de más de 250 personas están prohibidasEs obligatorio el uso de máscaras al ingresar a un negocioLos restaurantes y bares abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLos servicios de cuidado personal (que incluyen peluquerías y barberías) abren al 50% de su ocupación y solo con cita previaLa recreación en interiores, los centros de salud y bienestar, y los servicios de cuidado personal (como gimnasios y spas) abren con una ocupación del 50%. Se recomienda enfáticamente la implementación de citas previasTodos los entretenimientos (como casinos, teatros y centros comerciales) abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLa actividad relacionada con la construcción puede volver a su capacidad total con la implementación constante de protocolosLa última guía para empresas, que incluye la guía para recreación al aire libre se puede encontrar aquí.La guía preliminar sobre deportes se puede encontrar aquí.La guía sobre campamentos de verano se puede encontrar aquí.La orden enmendada del Gobernador sobre la fase verde se puede encontrar aquí.La orden enmendada de la Secretaria de Salud sobre la fase verde se puede encontrar aquí.View this information in English.last_img read more

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Top honors at Topeka go to Haid

first_imgTOPEKA, Kan. (April 24) – The era of IMCA Racing got underway Sunday night as Heart­land Park Topeka played host to opening night and a total of 82 cars checked in to battle it out in four divisions.One of the most exciting races of the night happened in the Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Car division.Bryan Rigsby, who has multiple feature wins at HPT, jumped out to the early lead but would saw his car fade as a problem developed. This problem for Rigsby would be a big gain for Matt Haid.Haid had been keeping pace with Rigsby and was ready to pounce on the moment. Haid took the lead and never looked back. Jim Powell Jr. and Dominic Thyfault gave him a run for his money, but Haid was just too tough on this night as he went on to the opening night win.It was a star-studded field in the BillsBuilt Race Cars IMCA Modified feature.Mike Striegel got the drop on the competition and took the lead early while former national cham­pion Jordan Grabouski was closing in quick.Grabouski wrestled away the lead and quickly put distance between him and the rest of the competi­tors. Steven Bowers Jr. made a good run at Grabouski before Clay Money took away the second spot and Grabouski raced to the win.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod clipper Curtis Dreasher showed he has what it takes to get the job done at Heartland Park Topeka.Dreasher has pocketed a few wins at Heartland Park Topeka before and he added another to his collection after a tough battle with Tim Echevarria.Every now and then a new face comes into the area and you have to take a second look at them because they are just that good.It looks like Cody Williams in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division might be one of those faces.Williams blasted to a big win from the sixth starting spot, going unchallenged to the finish line.last_img read more

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Upper Corentyne reply strongly to Georgetown’s 274

first_imgUPPER Corentyne made a strong start with the bat in reply to Georgetown’s first-innings score of 274 at the end of day one in the seventh and final round of the Franchise League three-day tournament at the Port Mourant ground.The hosts closed the day on 131-1, a first-innings deficit of 143 runs.Kandasammy Surujnarine and Balchand Baldeo shared that total before Surujnarine was removed within minutes of the day’s play off leg-spinner Steven Sankar for 54, – an innings that spanned 88 balls, inclusive of seven fours and a six.Baldeo was unbeaten on 73 off 82 balls. He has so far reached the boundary ropes on nine occasions while clearing it once. The other not-out batsman is Joshua Ramsammy, who is yet to score.Earlier, off-spinner Eon Hooper claimed 5-58, and was the main destroyer in the City side’s innings.Travis Mohammed (45), Raymond Perez (41), Shemroy Barrington and Kellon Carmichael (39 runs each), and Paul Wintz (28), were the principal scorers.Shawn Pereira supported Hopper, with 2-65.Meanwhile, the other three matches in round seven will bowl off today. West Berbice host Lower Corentyne at Bush Lot; East Bank battle East Coast at Everest ground, and Essequibo oppose West Demerara at Tuschen.last_img read more

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Ennis discusses postseason ban, SU career after signing autographs at Destiny USA

first_img Published on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse standout Tyler Ennis signed autographs and took photos with fans at My Favorite Sports Store inside Destiny USA on Saturday afternoon during his return visit to Syracuse.After the session ended, he briefly discussed SU’s self-imposed postseason ban.“It’s tough. It’s a tough situation,” Ennis said, “but I feel for guys like (senior Rakeem Christmas) and guys who got to play in the Tournament for three years in a row and in his last year, he’s not able to.“I’m hoping in these last couple games, they go out there and show everybody that they’re a Tournament team.”Ennis would have been on this year’s team, but he left school for the NBA last spring after his freshman season and is now a member of the Phoenix Suns. With time off during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, he chose to come back to be with his former teammates and interact with fans he never got to meet last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe said coming back to Syracuse gave him a chance to work out and conveniently, his time off coincided with the Orange’s matchup with No. 4 Duke in the Carrier Dome at 6 p.m. Saturday. But Ennis said it wasn’t just about seeing the people he spent so much time with last year.“When I was young, I used to be the same way seeing guys in the NBA and asking for pictures and autographs,” Ennis said. “And now me being in that situation, it’s just a good feeling to know that you’re helping kids out and you’re doing the things that I wish I was able to do with the guys I looked up to.”Fans of all ages came to get up close with Ennis and although they wished he stayed in college longer than he did, they walked away from Ennis with wide smiles brightening their faces.Ryan Lanigan, 38, of North Syracuse, brought his wife Nicole and son Braden to get a photo with Ennis after hearing about the opportunity a week ago. The trio has been going to SU games over the past several years.Ennis helped lead the Orange to a school-record 25 straight wins to start last season, which is what motivated the Lanigans to meet him in person.“It’ll be cool for my son as he gets older to say hey, there you were with one of the best point guards who ever played for Syracuse,” Lanigan said.Robin Sheltra, 49, of Sandy Creek, New York, didn’t know Ennis was at the mall, but found out from a stranger who noticed his Orange shirt.The self-proclaimed “rampant” SU fan enjoyed watching Ennis play last season.“I really think that’s good that he would take the time to come back and do this,” Sheltra said of Ennis. “It means a lot to the fans. It really does.”Sheltra plans on saving the shirt as memorabilia by hanging it up in his house and never wearing it again.Ennis said that during his time at SU, he would watch other former players like Dion Waiters and Scoop Jardine come back and visit Syracuse. He saw how much the fans adored them and wanted to reciprocate all the support that they’ve given to him.“Once you go to Syracuse and you come here and play well and win games, they love you forever,” Ennis said. “So that’s a good feeling.“I can always come back here and have a second home.” Commentslast_img read more

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Ermin Junuzović is the most popular Bosnian on Facebook

first_imgThe most popular Bosnian on Facebook is Ermin Junuzović, known also as Erka Jun.He has almost 4.3 million fans on Facebook and nearly one million followers on Instagram.Junuzović immigrated with his parents from Bosnia and Herzegovina when he was two years old. They settled in Antwerp, Belgium, where they still live. However, Ermin does not forget his roots and he often publishes photographs related to BIH and the region.Today, Ermin is a successful bodybuilder. He transformed his childhood hobby into a profitable business and he won many awards at the global level during his career.Ermin has been on the covers of numerous lifestyle magazines and he owns the fitness equipment store “Erko Jun” in Antwerp.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more