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

Woman, 69, found dead in creek

first_imgBACOLOD City – A 69-year-old woman wasfound dead in Sitio Buklaw, Barangay Tuyom, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Police identified her as resident FaustaMones. Police have yet to determine if therewas a foul play in the incident./PN Mones’ body was brought to a localmortuary for a post “mortem examination.” According to police investigation, Mones’lifeless body was discovered in a creek around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. Thevictim was believed to have accidentally fell off while crossing the creek. last_img

League matter is closed in FIFA’s opinion-FIFA Director

first_imgFIFA’s Director of Member Associations and Development for the Caribbean and Africa,Véron Mosengo-Omba,said the Elite League dispute was over as far as the global governing body of football was concerned,while wrapping up a two-day visit to Guyana this week.This comment was made during a press conference at the Boardroom of the Guyana Football Federation Inc. (GFF) last Friday.Four clubs boycotted the Elite league after the GFF Executive Committee decided, within its statutory rights, to invite two extra teams into the competition.“The problem of the league is not a FIFA problem, this problem is governed by the GFF statutes,” Mosengo-Omba said at the end of his trip. “We exchanged correspondence with the GFF about this. For us, this case is over because the solution to this problem is in the statutes.”“What do the statutes of the GFF say? They give the competence to the Executive (Committee).”FIFA, the world governing body for football, has written to the GFF to confirm the national body’s right to decide the composition of its competitions.FIFA also stated that the expansion of the league did not automatically require a change in the GFF Congress membership. Citing the GFF Constitution, FIFA said only the Congress could authorize such a change in its membership.last_img read more

Richard Ofori eyes FCPPL best player award

first_imgWa All Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori has stated he deserves to be declared the best player in Ghana due to his output this year in the top flight. The local Black Stars goalkeeper has been nominated alongside Berekum Chelsea’s Kofi Owusu and Ashanti Gold’s Eric Opoku for the footballer of the season at the upcoming PLB awards. Ofori believes his performance this year makes him the suitable candidate for the coveted individual award “We thank God for the nomination but I am looking forward to winning the award. That’s my target.”“I worked very hard this season so it comes as no surprise to me. If I win, I will be glad, otherwise I will still feel privileged.”Ofori’s great form for his club side earned him a call-up to the Black Stars as well as being number one for the national Olympic team, Black Meteors, and local Black Stars.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more