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Complaint filed with FERC over Grand Gulf management
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), the New Orleans City Council, and the Arkansas Public Service Commission on March 2 filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Entergy Corporation, seeking damages of more than $360 million for what they term the utility’s “imprudent operation” of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant.
Located in Port Gibson, Miss., Grand Gulf is a single-unit plant with a 1,433-MWe boiling water reactor. The unit, which entered commercial operation in 1985, supplies power to customers of Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Arkansas, and Entergy New Orleans.
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The Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding personal dedication and technical achievement by a woman for work she has performed in the fields of nuclear science, engineering, research or education. This award is made to recognize outstanding achievements by women who might not have the tenure or visibility to be considered for other awards of the Society.
The award is to be given to a woman whose work in the field of nuclear science, engineering, education or research meets the following criteria:
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected and need not be ANS members, but should be affiliated with the nuclear community in some manner.
The award consists of an engraved plaque, $1,000 monetary award, and compensation for travel expenses incurred in attending the award presentation at the ANS Winter Meeting.
The Standing Committee on the Role of Women in ANS established the Women’s Achievement Award in 1988. It was approved by the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors in June 1990. This action was taken to fulfill a need to provide role models to students and younger members of the Society, as well as to stimulate greater interest and participation among female members.
Dr. Mary Jane Oestmann, an ANS Fellow, pledged $25,000 in 2001 and her name was added to the title of the award.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535