3/29/17 ATLANTA: In the wake of Vogtle lead contractor Westinghouse's bankruptcy announcement yesterday, coupled with Toshiba's revelation that it is $9.9 billion in debt from the four reactors under construction in the U.S. (two in Georgia, two in South Carolina), Atlanta-based environmental group Nuclear Watch South is issuing a detailed timeline of Vogtle 3 & 4 milestones and missteps.
"Georgia's legislators and Public Service Commissioners enabled Georgia Power to obtain $2 billion in up-front charges from its customers which has increased Georgia Power's profit margin by over 20% in the Vogtle construction years."
The faster construction is achieved by pre-fabricating the columns and beams off-site and shipping them to the site, where they are erected and connected quickly.
It is good to recognise that the behaviour with respect to safety is in fact driven by two elements: In the ideal world ethical and altruistic motivation should be sufficient.
Write a one page review of the accident:
1. Describe what happened, where and when and the parties.
2. What were the apparent, alleged or possible causes?
3. What safety violations were there?
4. How could the accident have been prevented?
5. How did the parties respond to the accident when it happened? Were they prepared for this emergency situation?
6. Was OSHA or CAL OSHA or another governmental agency involved? Any citations or fines?
7. What was involved in the investigation and/or what was the conclusion?
I'll order a microfilm of that thesis they cited in their paper.") For important parts of apparatus, you should include workshop drawings, circuit diagrams and computer programs, usually as appendices.
ATLANTA 6/8/17: Nuclear Watch South filed the expert witness testimony of Glenn Carroll this afternoon with the Georgia Public Service Commission in the 16th Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Review.
Once your thesis has been assessed and your friends have read the first three pages, the only further readers are likely to be people who are seriously doing research in just that area.
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If you use a result, observation or generalisation that is not your own, you must usually state where in the scientific literature that result is reported.
If the thesis is for a PhD, the university requires that it make an original contribution to human knowledge: your research must discover something hitherto unknown.
The only exceptions are cases where every researcher in the field already knows it: dynamics equations need not be followed by a citation of Newton, circuit analysis does not need a reference to Kirchoff.
Assignment of applications to sponsoring Institutes will be made on the basis of matching the research topics with the appropriate programmatic interests.
Applicants should provide a statement about which NIOSH/NIH research area is being addressed and a rationale for how the proposal will contribute to the specified priority area (this information should be placed in the "Background and Significance" section of the "Research Plan" of the application).
ATLANTA 5/12/17: Nuclear Watch South hosted a press conference with , , and prior to the Georgia Public Service Commission's (PSC) first public hearing since high-profile bankruptcies beset the Vogtle construction consortium. The hearing was part of the 16th Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Review process. The next scheduled public hearing on Vogtle will be on June 29 when PSC construction monitors will testify for the PSC staff and Nuclear Watch South will also present expert testimony calling for the shutdown of Vogtle 3 & 4.