Public Safety

Nuke Bird Vulnerability

Indian Point nuclear power plant. Courtesy/wikipedia

 

HSNW News:

  • Bird droppings cause N.Y. nuclear reactor power outage

One of the nuclear reactors at Indian Point nuclear power plant outside New York City was safely shut down for three days last December, following an electrical disturbance on outdoor high voltage transmission lines.

Entergy Corp., which operates the power plant, hired outside expert to analyze the incident, and they found that the culprit was what the experts call bird “streaming.”

If it has nowhere to send its electricity, the generator senses that and


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Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Sets Area G Hearing In Santa Fe March 22

Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Chairman Joyce Connery
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board announced that it will hold a public hearing March 22 in Santa Fe.

The board will hear from its own staff and from LANL, DOE and NNSA officials on new and residual management and safety issues concerning Area G, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s hazardous waste disposal area.

In a prepared statement Thursday, DNFSB Chairman Joyce Connery said, “With the upcoming wildfire season, the Board is interested in understanding potential hazards to


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IRS Alerts Payroll And HR Professionals To Phishing Scheme Involving W-2’s

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service has issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees.
 
The IRS has learned this scheme – part of the surge in phishing emails seen this year – already has claimed several victims as payroll and human resources offices mistakenly email payroll data including Forms W-2 that contain Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals posing

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Governor Signs Racheal’s Law

Gov. Susana Martinez
 
From The Office Of The Governor:
 
HOBBS — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed Racheal’s Law, legislation that will help protect victims of sexual assault from their abusers.
 
House Bill 27, sponsored by Rep. David Gallegos, R-Eunice, allows the courts to grant permanent restraining orders against convicted sexual predators to keep them from contacting their victims. It also allows courts to grant these orders without requiring the victim to be present in the courtroom.
 
“As a career prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand the tragic impact that

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U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján On Death Of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

From The Office Of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

“It is with sadness that our nation mourns the passing of Nancy Reagan. We reflect on a legacy of service that includes her unwavering efforts on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s and her leadership to combat drug and alcohol abuse.

“Through her personal battle against the disease that afflicted her husband, Mrs. Reagan became a strong advocate for those suffering


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