Entergy statement regarding recent events in Japan

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Entergy Corporation released the following statement regarding the earthquake and its aftermath in Japan. Entergy, based in New Orleans, owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. A nuclear power plant in northern Japan has suffered serious damage to three of its reactors. The Vermont Yankee plant has one 605 megawatt reactor. It supplies about one-third of the state’s electricity. Its license expires in 2012. Entergy is in the process of relicensing the plant for 20 more years. Statement:New Orleans, La. ‘ Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and its employees express their deepest sympathies to the people of Japan during this difficult time. Entergy’s nuclear employees are closely monitoring the situation in coordination with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and industry peers. Working through NEI, we have offered our support and assistance to the Japanese nuclear industry. Entergy’s nuclear plants were designed and built to withstand the effects of natural disasters, including earthquakes and catastrophic flooding. The NRC requires that safety-significant structures, systems and components be designed to take into account the most severe natural phenomena historically reported for each site and surrounding area. In determining the appropriate standards, the NRC includes an added safety margin to ensure that the standards take into account the risk that a future event, such as an earthquake or flooding, could be more severe than any recorded historical event. Systems are designed with multiple contingent backup systems to provide greater safety margins.     In addition to stringent design and construction standards, Entergy and other nuclear operators conduct ongoing programs to ensure plant safety. These programs, which are closely monitored and evaluated by the NRC, include: â ¢        Ongoing risk analysis and design enhancements to address natural and man-made risks.â ¢        Extensive operator training in preparation for extreme conditions, along with drills and evaluations by the NRC.â ¢        The development and implementation of emergency response plans aimed at protecting public health and safety (such as those put in place following Hurricane Katrina); these plans are regularly exercised in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies.      There will be lessons learned from this tragic event. Incorporating those lessons into operating experience is a hallmark of the global nuclear industry. It is worth noting that the natural environment surrounding the nuclear plants in Japan is very different from the environment surrounding Entergy’s nuclear plants. According to information provided to us by NEI, and generally common knowledge in the scientific community, Japan is more susceptible to frequent and intense earthquakes than other developed countries. While it is still early, it appears that the nuclear units’ safety systems functioned properly after the initial effects of the earthquake in Japan. Reports suggest it was the overwhelming tsunami that severely damaged the plant’s cooling capabilities and recovery efforts.      Risk management is an ongoing practice at Entergy, including mitigating environmental, security, safety and mechanical risks, to name a few. The company understands and appreciates that these forces, natural and man-made, require constant vigilance and preparation for the unexpected. Accordingly, the company will continue to monitor closely the situation in Japan, and lessons will be learned and translated to even greater safety and effectiveness to meet the challenges of the most adverse and unexpected events, creating stronger public confidence in U.S. nuclear programs.More information on the nuclear industry and events in Japan can be found at www.nei.org(link is external).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 it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy 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.Additional investor information can be accessed online at www.entergy.com(link is external).      March 14, 2011last_img read more

PREMIUMStocks rebound on first day of PSBB as investors regain composure

first_imgGoogle The Indonesian stock market rebounded on Monday, the first day of the reimposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to contain COVID-19 in Jakarta, after the market crash last week, as investor optimism was restored as a result of the limited impact of the measures on businesses.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the main gauge of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), climbed by 2.89 percent to 5,161.82 against the previous trading day, continuing last Friday’s rally of 2.56 percent.The market uptrend offset the dramatic plunge of 5.01 percent last Thursday, the lowest since March, to 4,891.46, which led to a half-hour trading halt as investors engaged in a panic sell-off. The market crash was sparked by the initial announcement of the reintroduction of PSBB amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases.“Surprisingly, the measures in this reimposition of the P… Facebook stock-market IDX JCI rebound Crash COVID-19 consumer-goods Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics :last_img read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Christened in Private Ceremony

first_imgOn Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gathered with close family and friends for the christening of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at Windsor Castle’s private chapel.The intimate ceremony was attended by 25 people, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland and the baby’s Godparents. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose not to reveal who the Godparents are. Queen Elizabeth wasn’t able to attend the ceremony as she had a prior engagement and duty always comes first for the British Monarch.The official Instagram page for the royal family posted, “Today, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was christened at Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.”last_img read more

West Indian great Shivnarine Chanderpaul names this Indian batsmen as the best in the…

first_imgAdvertisement 3guNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2w5rxsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c290bWould you ever consider trying this?😱l4znCan your students do this? 🌚faifRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul was known for his unusual batting technique yet the southpaw was one of the most formidable batsman during his playing days. The Guyanese was recently seen in action in the Road Safety World Series 2020 a few weeks ago, however, the Covid-19 outbreak resulted in the postponement of the tournament. But before leaving India, Chanderpaul, in an interview, revealed that India skipper Virat Kohli is his favourite cricketer at present and hailed the superstar Indian batsman as the best in the world.Advertisement Photo Credit: CricketCountry“Obviously, it’s Virat Kohli. He has been working on all the aspects of his game, and the results are showing. He is working hard on his fitness; he works on his skills. You see him putting in the hard work, and he is one of those guys who always wants to do well,” the 45-year-old said.Prior to the sudden break, Kohli suffered a bad patch with the bat in New Zealand. In the two Tests against the Kiwis, Kohli managed to register just 38 runs across 4 innings as the guests were whitewashed 2-0 by Kane Williamson and his boys. Moreover, during the entire tour of New Zealand, the RCB captain scored 218 runs with a single fifty-plus score under his belt, something quite rare for a batsman of his calibre.Advertisement But Chanderpaul believes that it’s not easy staying at the top and his records reflect the hard work he put in.“He’s proven it, day in and day out. You have to give credit to him for that. It’s not easy to stay at the top of your game for so long. You got to put in your work, and the results are showing,” Chanderpaul added.Advertisement Kohli himself will be eager to redeem his top form when the Indian Premier League 2020 begins next month as fans round the globe expected to see the vintage Kohli back in form in the 3-match ODI series against South Africa earlier this month. Unfortunately, the series had to be postponed due to the pandemic, after the 1st ODI was washed out in Dharamsala.Meanwhile, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has been suspended until April 15 due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. You may also like:Poor showing against New Zealand has seen Virat Kohli lose number 1 Test spotVirat Kohli told to practice more after ‘reflexes and hand eye coordination’ found lacking! Advertisementlast_img read more