Entergy: No intent to mislead found, but some communication incomplete or inaccurate

first_imgEntergy Corporation today announced it has provided to Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell the results of its independent internal investigation into alleged contradictory or misleading information provided to the state government by company officials about underground piping at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.The report, prepared by the law firm of Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP, did not find that any Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee employees intentionally misled the Vermont Public Service Board, the Department of Public Service, a Public Oversight Panel assessing the plant’s reliability as part of its application for renewal of its operating license, or a contracting firm working for the panel, Nuclear Safety Associates.The report noted that the communications in question were made by Entergy employees in the context of the scope defined by the state’s contractor, Nuclear Safety Associates, in performing the reliability assessment. The Entergy responses were limited to only pipes that touch soil (not those encased in concrete), that carry liquid (not gaseous matter) and that are part of whole systems as defined by law.  However, the Entergy employees’ failure to specify the context of their communication led to misunderstandings and, taken out of that context, the responses were incomplete and misleading, the report maintained.As a result of that failure, Entergy has removed five senior Vermont Yankee employees from their positions at Vermont Yankee and placed them on administrative leave. They are the vice president for operations, director of nuclear safety assurance, manager of licensing, technical specialist and senior project manager.The company also reprimanded an additional six managerial employees.  All the discipline taken had financial consequences for the employees involved.  Michael Colomb, Entergy Vermont Yankee site vice president, was reprimanded for failure to maintain an organization that adhered to the highest standards of conduct in all actions and communications.In a statement, Colomb said he was disappointed in how the contradictory or misleading information was given to the state and he, as the lead Entergy official at Vermont Yankee, took responsibility for what happened.”While there was no intentional wrongdoing, it is not consistent with our expectations at Vermont Yankee or in the nuclear industry, nor is it consistent with our values at Entergy,” Colomb said.Entergy Corporation’s online address is www.entergy.com(link is external)SOURCE Entergy Corporation. MONTPELIER, Vt., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

Stick to your guns when managing credit risk

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One mistake Brian Vannoy has seen financial institutions make time after time during his more than 23 years as a lender: Stretching the credit boundaries when venturing into new territory.“Whether it’s a new product, a new geographic market, or a new borrow type, it’s important to be disciplined around the credit standards we set, particularly early on,” says Vannoy, who in July was named chief credit risk officer for $1.1 billion asset Allegacy Federal Credit Union in Winston-Salem, N.C.“Even though it’s hard to be patient when you’ve launched an exciting new venture, the long-term rewards of sticking to your credit standards will be worth the wait,” he says.Vannoy recently shared his approach to credit risk management with Credit Union Magazine.CU Mag: What are the biggest credit risk areas facing your CU?Vannoy: The single biggest credit risk area for our credit union is the area of concentration management. continue reading »last_img read more

County rejects Vestal’s request to build residential project on Bunn Hill Road

first_imgThe full-letter sent from the county to the Town of Vestal Supervisor can be read below: The county says it has determined the project would have “negative county-wide and inter-community” impacts. (WBNG) — The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development has rejected the town of Vestal’s request to build a multi-residential building on Bunn Hill Road.last_img

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, October 28.Rose PATTON (née Mc Bride)The death has occurred at her late residence Dromore, Letterkenny of Rose Patton (nee Mc Bride) Glenalla, wife of Peter Patton. Reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm at the Church of The Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny with burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family time from 10pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Child Counselling Service, Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny c/o any family member or Con McDaid and Sons, Funeral Director, Oldtown Letterkenny.Bridget MCGOWAN (née Loughrey)The death has occurred of Bridget McGowan (née Loughrey), Nailers Road, Buncrana, Donegal.Reposing at her residence. Removal on Sunday at 10.15am to St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill for 11am Requiem Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 10pm until 10am. House private on the morning of the funeral. Connie LAFFERTYThe death has occurred of Connie Lafferty, Chapel Street, Stranorlar, Donegal, peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Rose, much loved father of Michael, Mary, Noel and Angela, devoted brother of Phonsie, Teresa, Noreen, Della and the late Patsy, Annie, Noel, Brian, Molly and Eileen. Deeply regretted by his sons, daughters, brother, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.Remains reposing at his home on Saturday, Oct 28th, from 6pm until rosary at 10pm and on Sunday, Oct 29th, from 11am until rosary at 10pm. Funeral leaving his home on Monday, Oct 30th, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, with interment afterwards at St. Patrick’s Churchyard, Crossroads, Killygordon. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to the friends of Letterkenny University Hospital or the Donegal Hospice, care of any family member. Family time on the morning of the funeral please.Seamus GILLESPIEThe death has occurred of Seamus Gillespie, Tullyarvan, Buncrana, Donegal.Reposing at his home. Removal today, Saturday, 28th October, at 2.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill for 3pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.John MC NEILISThe death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of John Mc Neilis, Common, Ardara.His remains will repose at his neighbour Derek Mc Cabe’s residence at Common, Ardara from 12 noon today, Saturday, 28th October. Funeral from there tomorrow morning, Sunday, 29th October, at 10:30am going to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Rosary tonight at 10pm.Hugh MC MENAMINThe death has occurred of Hugh Mc Menamin, Ardnawark, Barnesmore, Donegal Town. Remains reposing at his residence from 5pm today, Saturday and tomorrow, Sunday from 12 noon. Removal on Monday morning at 10.15am to St. Agatha’s Church, Clar for 11am requiem mass. Burial afterwards in the local cemetary. House private on the morning of the funeral please. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Donegal Cancer Bus.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:obituarieslast_img read more