October 17, 2015 |
PJM Interconnection's board on Thursday authorized 11 improvements to the electrical transmission grid in its 13-state region. The regional grid manager, which is based in Valley Forge, said the projects are expected to cost $59 million and will yield $815 million in savings over 15 years. The projects, which are enhancements to the existing transmission system rather than new lines, include three upgrades in Pennsylvania, all located near the Susquehanna River south of Harrisburg.
July 3, 2014 |
WHO NEEDS a gun when you can assault your enemies with billiard balls and bird feeders? In two bizarre incidents about an hour apart yesterday, two men were beaten with unusual objects, officials said. In the first attack, Samuel Hampton, of Avondale, Chester County, allegedly was tackled by Richard Edgar Hill of Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, about 12:30 a.m. at a home in Fulton Township, State Police said. In the heat of their tussle, Hill smashed Hampton over the head with a glass hummingbird feeder, police said.
April 28, 2014 |
A muscular and finely groomed chestnut stallion of ordinary stature - age 13, still rambunctious - was led down a stone-dust path from his barn to a breeding shed, where a mare named Love's Clever Trick awaited. The stallion knew his job. Nine minutes later, Love's Clever Trick was back in her trailer hitched to a truck, leaving Peach Bottom, Lancaster County. For Smarty Jones, it was just another Thursday afternoon's work. It has been 10 years since a horse stabled at Philadelphia Park set the horse racing world briefly ablaze, winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, coming within a tantalizing length of the Triple Crown, setting attendance marks at the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
June 4, 2013
Grant R. Meyer , formerly doing business as Triple M Auto Transport & Trucking L.L.C. , and Laura M. Meyer , 2423 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom; Chapter 13; no schedules available. Mitchell Tire Service Inc. , doing business as Mitchell Tire Service , 526 N. Delsea Dr., Glassboro; Chapter 11; no schedules available. Hoboken Enterprise Site 25 L.L.C. , 204 Creek Ct., Absecon; Chapter 7; no schedules available. SOURCES: The Legal Intelligencer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
June 8, 2012 |
John L. Hankins, 93, former vice president of electric production at the Philadelphia Electric Co., died Tuesday, May 29, at Lima Estates, a retirement community near Media, where he had lived since moving from his longtime residence in Rose Tree in 1991. Mr. Hankins was a vice president at Peco from 1973 until his retirement in 1978. A tribute adopted by the board of directors in advance of his retirement stated that Mr. Hankins "has been in the forefront of the nuclear age, beginning with Peach Bottom No. 1 unit in 1967 and continuing through the full development of that station with its unique construction, operations, and maintenance problems.
September 2, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times higher in one case, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data. The nation's nuclear regulator believes a quarter of America's reactors may need modifications to make them safer. The threat came into sharp focus last week, when shaking from the largest earthquake to hit Virginia in 117 years appeared to exceed what the North Anna nuclear power plant northwest of Richmond was built to sustain.
March 30, 2011 |
Though the chance is extremely remote, Pennsylvania nuclear reactors, including those near Lancaster and Beaver Creek, could be vulnerable to radiation leaks if their power were knocked out for days, an Associated Press investigation has found. The risk exists for all U.S. nuclear reactors if there are no other means to keep the reactors cool, but some are more susceptible than others, according to the AP investigation, conducted in the wake of radiation leaks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
March 30, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - It's a nightmarish scenario - a days-long blackout at a nuclear power plant leading to a radioactive leak. Although the odds of that happening are extremely remote, an Associated Press investigation has found that some U.S. plants are more vulnerable than others. Long before Japan's nuclear emergency, U.S. regulators knew that a power failure lasting for days at an American nuclear plant, whatever the cause, could lead to a radioactive leak. Even so, they have required the nation's 104 nuclear reactors to develop plans for dealing only with much shorter blackouts, on the assumption that power would be restored quickly.
March 21, 2011
State Stores belong in old Soviet Union Whenever I say State Store, I feel like I'm in a communist country. Isn't it about time to privatize these stores? It would create free enterprise, and it would create jobs, because there would be competition. When I go to a liquor store in another state, there are knowledgeable employees who are available to assist you (not just tell you where things are). Additionally, there is competition that will lead to better prices and selection. For example, I purchased a specific wine out of state for $9.99.
March 19, 2011 |
With attention focused on tons of radioactive spent fuel that may have ignited, some experts say the Japanese will be lucky if the stricken Fukushima plant creates a disaster only the size of Chernobyl in 1986. These spent fuel rods are now being blamed for the radioactive releases over Japan. While the reactor cores are encased in bulky containment vessels, spent fuel is separated from the environment only by the water in the pools, said former nuclear engineer David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Mass.