October 22, 2014 |
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of both units at the Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery County for an additional 20 years. Exelon Generation Co. L.L.C. submitted the renewal applications in 2011. The new licenses will expire on Oct. 26, 2044, for Limerick's Unit 1 and on June 22, 2049, for Unit 2. The boiling-water reactors generate 2,311 megawatts, enough to power 2 million homes. More information on Limerick's license renewal is available on the NRC's website: http://1.usa.gov/1omrH5F . The Limerick license extensions bring to 75 the number of commercial nuclear-power reactors with renewed licenses.
April 28, 2014 |
Six men, ranging in age from 22 to 58, are accused of child exploitation for sexual contact they allegedly had with a 14-year-old Limerick boy they all met on the Internet, state and federal authorities said Friday. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said all six of the men allegedly exchanged nude images of the teen. Three also are accused of meeting with him to engage in various sex acts. Their activity came to light, prosecutors said Friday, after the boy's parents learned of their son's contact with the men in October and reported it to police.
June 23, 2013 |
Do you remember when you wanted mail? I don't. If you do, you must be younger than I am, or have a better memory, which is basically the same thing. Bottom line, I'm not sure when this happened, but there came a time when mail started to suck. Correction. I know exactly when this happened. When I grew up and started paying my own bills. We can all agree that bills are no fun, but that's not even the problem I have with my mail. Because at least bills are important.
March 23, 2013 |
A Pottstown teen was arrested Thursday after allegedly killing a jogger this month while texting behind the wheel and driving under the influence of drugs, according to authorities. Justin Matthew Jackson, 18, was texting and had marijuana in his system on March 4 when he swerved his car into the opposite lane and struck Merinda Thompson, 40, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Thompson, a mother of two from Limerick Township, was "catapulted" into a parking lot while Jackson continued driving on the wrong side of the road until his car struck a utility pole, according to a release from Ferman's office.
March 6, 2013
A jogger was fatally injured Monday afternoon when she was hit from behind by a car while running on the side of North Lewis Road in Limerick Township, police said. The jogger was not identified pending notification of relatives. The 18-year-old driver was not identified, Limerick Township Police Chief William J. Albany said in a news release. The driver was taken to Phoenixville Hospital with minor injuries, the release said. - Walter F. Naedele
December 4, 2012 |
As construction was winding down at the new Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church building in Limerick, Jack Schmidt sneaked in to get a glimpse of his past. The retired Peco worker had grown up in West Kensington as a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, which closed in 2006 and which was demolished last year. But inside Blessed Teresa was a 37-foot-high reminder of the years Schmidt, 71, served as an altar boy, attended Boy Scout meetings, and went to school in the Philadelphia parish.
July 29, 2012
Repair workers at the nuclear-powered Limerick Generating Station, about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, kept a reactor shut down Saturday to replace a main steam valve, a plant spokeswoman said. Dana Melia said a slight temperature rise indicated a possible malfunction in the valve Friday, and it can be replaced only when the Unit 2 reactor is off line. She said a valve repair usually requires a shutdown of a couple of days. The Limerick plant shut down its Unit 1 reactor July 18 for an electrical problem.
July 19, 2012 |
An electrical disturbance today prompted operator of the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pottstown to take one of its two units offline. The disturbance at 8:39 a.m. caused a loss of power to generator cooling equipment in the non-nuclear part of Unit 1, Exelon Generation, the plant's operator said. The company said it notified all appropriate federal, state and local government officials of the problem that it posed no threat to public. The unit will remain out of operation until repairs, inspections and testing can be completed, the company said.
June 27, 2012 |
What's next for Syria? Trudy Rubin rightly eulogizes the Annan Plan, but in doing so suggests a Plan B that is unlikely to bring about a resolution to the conflict in Syria ("What can be done in Syria?" Sunday). It is wishful thinking to assume that better equipment and more organization will help the rebels collapse the regime. This ignores the decentralized structure of the rebel forces and the lack of vertical coordination among them, realities that strongly prohibit the kind of organization that Rubin advocates.
March 14, 2012 |
David F. Kane, a former Limerick Township official, was sentenced today in federal court to four years in prison for what prosecutors call, "a massive tax evasion scheme. " Kane, 39, originally pleaded guilty on Dec. 12, 2011 for tax frauds from 2004 through 2007 while he was running for the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors, and during his time in that office. The charges are not related to wrongdoing in office. In all, a U.S. District Court sentencing memo submitted in Philadelphia today says Kane's total bilking of the government - when the crimes of his partners are included - amounts to about $1 million.