PSEG Power completes acquisition of nuclear generating assets from Atlantic City Electric Co.

first_imgNuclear NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 19, 2001 — PSEG Power, through its PSEG Nuclear subsidiary, yesterday completed the acquisition of 301 megawatts (MW) of Atlantic City Electric Company’s ownership interest in three nuclear power facilities: the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations (Lower Alloways Creek, NJ) operated by PSEG Nuclear, and the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (Delta, PA) operated by Exelon Generating Company LLC. The amount of the transaction was $22 million, including nuclear fuel. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants PSEG Power is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG). Atlantic City Electric Company is a subsidiary of Conectiv. Twitter Twitter PSEG Power completes acquisition of nuclear generating assets from Atlantic City Electric Co. No posts to display Facebook Previous articleConectiv subsidiary completes sale of nuclear interestsNext articleCanada’s Westcoast to sell $384.7 million (Can.) of assets chloecox Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale Facebookcenter_img TAGSPSEG The acquisition involved: An 82-MW share of the 2,186-MW Peach Bottom station; a 167-megawatt share of the 2,212-MW Salem station; and a 52-megawatt interest in the 1,031 MW Hope Creek station. PSEG Nuclear now owns more than 3,400 MW of nuclear generating capacity including 100% of Hope Creek, approximately 57% of Salem, and 50% of Peach Bottom. PSEG Power is one of the nation’s largest independent power producers and energy trading companies with more than 17,000 megawatts of capacity in operation, construction, or advanced development. PSEG is a diversified energy holding company with headquarters in Newark, NJ. Linkedin By chloecox – RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin 10.19.2001 Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today PSEG Nuclear, in September 1999, announced an agreement with Conectiv to purchase from its subsidiaries Delmarva Power & Light Company and Atlantic Electric Company a total of 544 MW of nuclear generating assets representing all of their ownership interest in Salem and Hope Creek and 50% of their interest in Peach Bottom. The Delmarva Power & Light portion of the transaction closed in December 2000. PSEG Power obtained operating rights to Atlantic’s share of the nuclear assets in October 2000 through a wholesale contract that was terminated by yesterday’s closing of the sale.last_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 27, 2019

first_imgNew initiative aims to clean up antibiotics manufacturingThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday announced a joint initiative with environmental and industry groups to reduce the amount of antibiotic discharge from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.The REAP (Reducing Emissions from Antibiotics Production) project will bring together organizations on the supply and demand side of antibiotics manufacturing to advocate for technologies, incentives, and policies that help the pharmaceutical industry shift to more sustainable production practices. Partners in the initiative include the Stockholm International Water Institute, Centrient Pharmaceuticals, and contract manufacturer Recipharm.The release of antibiotic residues into waterways by pharmaceutical manufacturing plants is considered one of the factors that contribute to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Once in the water, the antibiotic residues interact with natural bacterial communities and with human and animal bacteria, and can exert selective pressure that promotes the development of AMR. Studies in parts of India where pharmaceutical manufacturing is concentrated have found high concentrations of antibiotic residues and an abundance of AMR genes in local waterways.”The UN purchases large volumes of antibiotics. Developing a Sustainable Procurement Index for Health is a way for us to promote more sustainable manufacturing and procurement,” Rosemary Kumwenda, MD, UNDP’s regional team leader for HIV, Health, and Development, said in a press release from the UN’s Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) task force. “Through REAP, we can engage with manufacturers and suppliers and in the long run, incentivise a more sustainable production and procurement system.”The initiative was announced at World Water Week 2019.Aug 26 SPHS press release Study highlights regional spread of carbapenem-resistant KlebsiellaA genomic study of clinical isolates from long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) in the United States indicates patient transfer is driving regional proliferation of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), researchers reported yesterday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.To better understand the epidemiology of CRKP in LTACHs, which are increasingly recognized as reservoirs of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) because of their critically ill patient population, the researchers performed whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on a collection of 451 CRKP isolates from LTACH patients in four geographic regions. The vast majority of the isolates (395, 87.6%) were from 11 facilities in the Los Angeles area. Patients with CRKP had a high rate of multiple comorbidities, and indwelling device and broad-spectrum antibiotic use was common.Analysis of the sequence types revealed that more than 90% of the isolates belonged to ST258, an epidemic K pneumoniae lineage that has accounted for most of the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in US hospitals, and phylogenetic reconstruction showed that dissemination of the lineage started in Los Angeles–area LTACHs with a small number of introductions in 2012, then spread among the facilities via patient transfers.A transmission map constructed from 363 isolates indicated that CRKP transmission was associated with rates of patient flow between LTACHs, with higher transmission frequencies found between geographically proximate facilities. But the CRKP prevalence at each LTACH was associated with intra-facility transmission rates, which varied according to the clinical characteristics of patients.The researchers say the study illustrates how WGS and patient-level clinical meta-data can help identify pathways and drivers of MDRO transmission in regional healthcare networks, which could aid development of targeted interventions. “The ability to tease apart the relative contributions of inter- and intra-facility transmission across regional healthcare facilities, and to identify drivers of these processes, is a critical first step in the development of effective regional interventions to control the spread of MDROs,” they write.Aug 26 Antimicrob Agents Chemother abstractlast_img read more

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Human-Generated Seismic Noise Quiets During Quarantine

first_imgAGU News:Decrease of seismic noise level, after reduction of traffic due to the COVID‐19 pandemia, has been observed worldwide. The possibility of using seismic noise as another proxy to estimate social isolation was tested with a station within Rio de Janeiro. Researchers used the isolation index measured from smart‐phone movement to calibrate the seismic noise levels and estimated an Isolation Seismic Index, ISI (% of the population at home), using the seismic noise energy. Noise levels best correlate with isolation measures in the frequency range 4‐8Hz. Small differences between the smart‐phone and the ISI indexes are interpreted as differences in social activities and noise sources. All mobility indexes are proxies to the actual isolation. Although ISI does not measure the number of people outside, it measures the number of noise sources (vehicles, trains, factories, etc.) and can be used as additional information to interpret anomalies in other proxies.Plain Language SummaryA seismic station within Rio de Janeiro city showed a drastic reduction of seismic noise after isolation measures imposed by the state government and city council. Researchers show that the seismic noise level, due mainly to traffic, can be used as another proxy for the social isolation and can help interpret variations in the other indexes of people mobility.last_img read more

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The Last Straw

first_img Share City hopes to eliminate popular beverage additionBy ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSConcerned SPI residents Carol Gluntz and Sally Robey recently reached out to the city to address a widespread environmental concern that they are passionate about. Gluntz, who patrols the beach as a volunteer for Sea Turtle, Inc., and Robey, a regular volunteer for the UTRGV Coastal Studies Lab as well as the SPI Birding and Nature Center, went to the Shoreline Task Force to address the issue of plastic straws on the beach.The last StrAfter hearing their presentation, the women were encouraged to work with the Keep SPI Beautiful committee (KSPIB), who recently began working to address this same issue. KSPIB Chairwoman Susan Dalton invited the two to bring their presentation to their next meeting and to work with the committee, while task force members offered their support. Dalton said, “This is one that I think the environment needs, and I think that our island needs this.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedKeep SPI Beautiful seeks volunteersBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee (KSPIB) met Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was a bountiful one with the formation of three subcommittees including one regarding volunteer outreach and organization, another for the Butterfly Garden project, and finally, one to…July 24, 2015In “News”Keep SPI Beautiful Butterfly Garden to receive fundingBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee met last week for their regular monthly meeting. The committee talked with Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) Chairwoman Susan Dalton about the Butterfly Garden and working with KSPIB on improvements. KSPIB has recently been rejuvenated by the…May 30, 2015In “News”Respeta tu Playa joins Keep SPI Beautiful for future collaborationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 19, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) committee recently made efforts to seek out like minded groups for collaboration on events or projects to benefit the community. At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the committee was joined by local group Respeta tu Playa…February 20, 2015In “News”last_img read more

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Morata optimistic about swift return to action

first_img Upd. at 19:31 Alvaro Morata has suggested he could be fit for Juventus’s Serie A match against Inter Milan next weekend.  10/10/2015 However, the former Real Madrid man has taken to Twitter to explain that things aren’t as bad as some had feared.  Juve had earlier confirmed that the 22-year-old had suffered from bruising in his right leg, although they didn’t state when he could be expected back in action.  CESTcenter_img Sport EN The forward was carried off on a stretcher during Spains’s win over Luxembourg on Friday night, with the grimace on his face suggesting the injury could be serious.  “Not one month, not four,” he wrote. “I am working hard to be ready for Sunday.”  “The striker’s condition will continue to be monitored over the coming days,” the Italian club said.last_img read more

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Scramble for ‘real’ milk

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A SUPERMARKET has been accused of attempting to sell its own generic milk to customers, while holding…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Communities receive bank bounty

first_imgBy Taylah Eastwell Community groups in Kooweerup and Lang Lang have received the benefits of banking locally, with the Bendigo Community Bank donating…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

first_imgThe fiery Ribery will be under the spotlight and Bayern’s senior figures have warned him to keep his cool in the cauldron of the Calderon.“Everyone has spoken to him (about it), the coach, his fellow players,” said Rummenigge.“But one shouldn’t overplay it. What happened on Saturday was exaggerated out of proportion.”The 33-year-old former France winger pinched the face of opposition striker Nicolai Mueller in Saturday’s 1-0 German league win at Hamburg, which saw him booked.It was the latest in a number of incidents involving Ribery, who has been sent off six times in his career.At minnows Carl Zeiss Jena, he struck a Jena defender on the head, but escaped punishment, while vying for the ball in a 5-0 German Cup romp at the end of August.In the pre-season German Super Cup final he shoved his elbow in the face of Borussia Dortmund’s Felix Passlack, which earned him a yellow card, and pushed over Inter Milan’s Felipe Melo in July’s pre-season tour of the USA.Uli Hoeness, who is set to be re-elected as Bayern’s president in November, says Ribery is being targeted.“It is obvious that the opponents now want to provoke him into a red card,” Hoeness told broadcaster Sport1.“But it is not always easy. He is always challenged in an incredibly hard and brutal manner and he is a very emotional person.”Hoeness said the Frenchman would be “well advised to restrain himself”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery has been sent off six times in his career © AFP/File / John MacdougallBERLIN, Germany, Sep 27 – On the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone’s men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year’s Champions League semi-finals.last_img read more

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New Details and a Recap of What to Expect When Exploring Pandora – The World of Avatar

first_imgShare This!©DisneyWow! Yesterday was a flurry of new information all about Pandora – World of Avatar courtesy of a plethora of ABC shows -“The Chew”, “Good Morning America“, “The View“, and “Nightline.”  The goal of these spots were clearly to get excitement ramped up and it most certainly worked!So if you’re looking forward to the official opening of this new land as much as I am, here’s what you should know courtesy of recent news developments. (If you want to avoid minor spoilers about the land, stop reading now. This is your only warning!)According to James Cameron. The story is that we are found in a generation of Pandora after all the movies when the warfare between the humans and Na’vi is over. The Na’vi have welcomed us to Pandora to help us understand nature and ourselves better. Essentially, we are welcome because we are here to learn and educate ourselves.There are two Pandoras that Guests will get to experience. Day and night. Trust me, you will want to see this place lit up at night!Guests walk through an opening and will be immersed in the Valley of Mo’ara. Here, Guests can walk right under the enormous floating mountains. The land is lush and is a mixture of earth plants and Pandorian foliage that all helps to gives the idea that it’s a real ecosystem. Of course, these plants will come to life with beautiful bioluminescence each night.The Valley of Mo’ara will also include a Na’vi-built drum circle that will contain instruments that are playable by all, Na’vi totems and other cultural items found. For those who are Wilderness Explorers fans, there will be brand new challenges and badges to collect in Pandora too! Guests who visit may even come across tour guides from Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI), or even an eclectic expat or two!©Disney ©Disney The main dining establishment is the Satu’li Canteen which has taken over a former RDA mess hall. It is adorned with Na’vi art and cultural items. This fast casual dining establishment (which I suspect will be similar in concept to Be Our Guest at lunch where you order and food is brought to your table) will offer cuisine that is international-inspired with vegetarian options available and specialty libations. Dishes such as the Satu’li Bowl with wood-grilled beef, served atop whole grains and dressed with charred onion chimichurri will include wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins. Oh and don’t forget dessert, as you’ll want to make sure to pick up the Na’vi blueberry cheesecake served with passion fruit curd. At Pongu Pongu, which is a beverage and snack stand that is “owned” by a friendly expat serving out-of-this-world drinks. Pongu Pongu means “Party Party in Na’vi is a spot where Guests will be able to enjoy Na’vi-inspired refreshment – one of which is actually frozen, biolumicent and glows with passion fruit boba balls on top.At Pongu Pongu, Guests will also be able to try Lumpia, a cream cheese and pineapple spring roll. These are of Chinese origin, but they are popular street food in the Philippines and Indonesia. Traditionally, they are filled with meat and veggies, but of course, Disney decided to plus them up. If they are served warm like they appeared to be on “The Chew,” I will certainly be getting one (or five) of these on my first visit!©Disney On the Na’vi River Journey, Guests will glide down a gentle, mysterious river and feel a sense of wonder. As your expedition begins, climb aboard a reed boat and drift downstream. After coasting through a series of caves, Guests head into a ceremonial forest. Here you will pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures of the rainforest. (Like viper wolves, comparable to a coyote.) You’ll soon find yourself face-to-face with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs. The adventure comes to a conclusion as the Shaman demonstrates her deep connection to the life force of Pandora. Na’vi River Journey features no height requirement, so it’s perfect for all ages.©Disney On Avatar Flight of Passage, Gusts will experience an all-new expedition that lets interstellar explorers climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.  In the pre-show area, you will be scanned, “decontaminated” and matched to your very own Avatar. You will then don special glasses and once on the attraction, and sit on linked chairs that will actually connect us to the banshee and will make us feel like you are flying on your own personal creature. According to the video on Nightline, Guests will not straddle a “banshee” creature like has been suspected, but will instead sit on a platform that sort of resembles a stationary bike that you will walk into and sit down on. (Note, my interpretation from the video.) Avatar Flight of Passage has a height requirement of 44 in. It is apparently extremely exhilarating.©Disney At Windtraders, Guests will be able to discover exotic merchandise and souvenirs that Pandora. Here, the walls have long since been overtaken by natural root structures, which serve as the displays for a variety of mementos and take-home treasures. Guests will be able to purchase Na’vi cultural artifacts and animal toys to science kits and Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) apparel.The final experience Guests can partake in on Pandora is Colors of Mo’ara. This kiosk will allow you to paint your face with Na’vi-inspired artwork. Colors of Mo’ara is run by local expats and will feature the ability to get authentic Pandoran markings, along with purchasing select merchandise.May 27 cannot get here soon enough, as it will be so exciting to finally get to explore the land of Pandora – The World of Avatar.last_img read more

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