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Doug Scott was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) effective March 3, 2011. His term expires January 20, 2014.

Prior to his appointment Scott served as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from 2005 to 2011. During those years he chaired the Illinois Governor’s Climate Change and Advisory Committee and was a member of the Midwestern Governors’ Association panel charged with developing a regional cap-and-trade system. He was a member of the Air Committee for Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the USEPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board. He served as chairman of The Climate Registry Board of Directors and co-chair of the Keystone Foundation Energy Board.

He was elected and served as mayor of Rockford, Illinois from 2001 to 2005. As mayor he held leadership positions in the Illinois Municipal League, United States Conference of Mayors and the national League of Cities. He also served as president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Brownfield Association.

Scott was elected a state representative from the 67th district in 1995 and served in the General Assembly until 2001 when he became mayor. Scott also served the city as city attorney.

A native of Rockford Scott received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and a juris doctorate with honors from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1985.

Scott is married to Tammy Scott.

from:  http://www.icc.illinois.gov/cc/chairman.aspx

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Doug Scott

4       1

 

his primary challenge = DS = 41 = Things get ugly.

 

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John W. Rowe

Exelon is guided by a dynamic group of men and women who carry on the strong management tradition by leading one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity and the largest nuclear fleet in the United States.

from:  http://www.exeloncorp.com/peopleandculture/leadershipteam/Pages/overview.aspx

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

John W. Rowe

JWR

  59

 

his salvation/undoing number = WR = 59 = Nuclear.  Nuclear power.  Nuclear energy.  Salvaging what remains.

 

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Patrick Joseph “Pat” Quinn III (born December 16, 1948) is the 41st and current Governor of Illinois. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Previously elected three times to statewide office, Quinn was the sitting lieutenant governor and became governor on January 29, 2009, when the previous governor,Rod Blagojevich, was impeached and removed from office. Quinn was elected to the office during the 2010 gubernatorial election, narrowly defeating Republican Bill Brady to serve his first full term as Governor.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Quinn_(politician)

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Pat Quinn was born on December 16th, 1948

December 16th, 1948

12 + 16 +1+9+4+8 = 50 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = The environment.  Environmentalist.

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December 16th, 1948

December 16th

12 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = his personal year (from December 16th, 2011 to December 15th, 2012) = Democracy.  Consensus.  Fighting.  Winning.

32 year + 1 (January) = 33 = his personal month (from January 16th, 2012 to December 15th, 2012) = Courage.  Bravery.  Taking a stand.  Not backing down.  Into the lion’s den.

33 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday January 30th, 2012) = 63 = his personal day = Emergency.  Nightmare.  Concerns.

33 month + 31 (31st of the month on Tuesday January 31st, 2012) = 64 = his personal day = Misfortune.  This sucks.

33 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday February 1st, 2012) = 34 = his personal day = Steam.  Venting.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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The Honorable Gregory B. Jaczko was designated Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by President Barack Obama on May 13, 2009.  He was first sworn in as a Commissioner on Jan. 21, 2005, and his term runs through June 2013.

As Chairman, Dr. Jaczko is the principal executive officer of the NRC and its official spokesperson.  He is responsible for conducting administrative, organizational, long-range planning, budgetary, and certain personnel functions of the agency.  He also has authority for all NRC functions pertaining to a potential emergency involving an NRC licensee.

Throughout his tenure on the Commission, Dr. Jaczko has focused on the NRC being a decisive safety regulator with the confidence of the public.  He has worked to have the agency clearly communicate with the public and its licensees.  Dr. Jaczko has been focused on the safety of existing nuclear reactors and radioactive materials, implementing a predictable safety review process for license applications, ensuring the agency conducts thorough environmental reviews, and promoting strong enforcement and accountability.

Dr. Jaczko has led efforts to strengthen security regulations for nuclear power plants – including requiring new nuclear power plants to be designed to withstand an aircraft crash.  He has championed initiatives to strengthen the safety and security of radioactive materials – including the development and implementation of a comprehensive national source tracking system.  He has promoted efforts to modernize emergency preparedness programs and to develop a Commission policy on the importance of a healthy “safety culture” at the NRC and its licensees.  Dr. Jaczko has also worked to shape agency budgets to ensure staff has the tools and guidance documents they need to do their jobs.

Dr. Jaczko firmly believes that the NRC should be as open with information as possible to best accomplish its mission of protecting public health and safety and the environment.  Because he believes public involvement strengthens the formulation of public policy, Dr. Jaczko has encouraged all stakeholders – including licensees, vendors, state and local governments, interest groups, and the general public – to participate in NRC policy-making efforts.

Dr. Jaczko’s professional career has been devoted to science, and its use and impact in the public policy arena.  Immediately prior to assuming the post of Commissioner, Dr. Jaczko served as appropriations director for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and also served as the Senator’s science policy advisor.  He began his Washington, D.C., career as a congressional science fellow in the office of U.S. Rep. Edward Markey.  In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching science and policy.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in upstate New York,
Dr. Jaczko earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Cornell University, and a doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Jaczko is married and resides in Washington, D.C.

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Gregory Jaczko was born on October 29th, 1970 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Jaczko
October 29th, 1970
10 + 29 +1+9+7+0 = 56 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Diplomacy.  Diplomat.  Diplomatic.
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October 29th, 1970
October 29th
10 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 43 = his personal year (from October 29th, 2o11 to October 28th, 2012) = This is no fun.  The party’s over.
43 year + 1 (January) = 44 = his personal month (from January 29th, 2012 to February 28th, 2012) = Updates.  Stay tuned.  It is what it is.
44 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday January 30th, 2012) = 74 = his personal day = Sharing wisely.
44 month + 31 (31st of the month on Tuesday Janaury 31st, 2012) = 75 = his personal day = Anxious.  Anxiety.  Reaping what you sow.
44 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday February 1st, 2012) = 45 = his personal day = Investigation.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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Exelon Byron plant

3:25 p.m. CST, January 30, 2012

Backup diesel generators are supplying power to one of two units at Byron nuclear power plant after the plant lost power this morning.Viktoria Mitlyng, spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission‘s Region III office Lisle, said two diesel generators are keeping the plant cool, with battery backup systems at the ready as well. “It is not a huge concern,” Mitlyng said. “It is the lowest of (the four) power emergency level declarations. “Mitlyng said one of two units at the plant — a 1,136 megawatt nuclear unit — was automatically shut down and is stable. Another unit — at 1,164 MW — is operating at full power. Employees at the plant reported seeing smoke coming from a transformer on site after the outage. The plant’s fire brigade responded, Mitlyng said, but didn’t find a fire. To aid in cooling, steam is being released, she said, and the NRC staff are monitoring. Byron Fire Protection District Chief Galen Bennett said the steam contained “expected levels of tritium” — an isotope of hydrogen with a weak level of radioactivity. He said the public and plant workers were “never in any danger” and no one was hurt. Steam releases may continue throughout the day.Byron nuclear plant is owned by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. and is in Byron, about two hours northwest of Chicago.

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Nuclear regulators are keeping close tabs on an Illinois nuclear plant after a loss of off-site power to the plant Monday morning.

One of two reactors at the Byron nuclear power plant shut down when a transformer supplying electricity to the plant failed. Backup generators immediately kicked in to supply electricity to the reactor’s safety systems, including its cooling system.

Plant workers reportedly saw the transformer, located in the plant’s switch yard, release smoke after it failed, but local firefighters found nothing burning when they arrived.

During the shutdown, the plant vented steam containing trace amounts of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen. But the release represented no health threat, federal and plant officials told the Associated Press. Candace Humphrey, Ogle County’s emergency management coordinator, added that public safety was never in danger.

How often does a transformer fail US plants?

About six to eight times a year, according to David Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer currently tracking nuclear-safety issues for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Not all result in a loss of off-site power, he says. Some plants can quickly isolate the bad transformer and draw electricity from other sources.

While the number seems small, the number of failures is rising, he adds. In many cases the transformers are as old as the plants themselves and have reached the end of their design lives. While the loss of a transformer can result in an emergency shutdown, as at Byron, the devices are not considered part of an emergency system. So they are not as rigorously inspected as a plant’s emergency systems are, Mr. Lochbaum says. The decision on when to replace them is left up to the utility.

Why did the plant let off steam?

To relieve pressure in the plant’s cooling system. Byron’s reactors are pressurized-water reactors. Water is circulated through the reactor core under high pressure so it can be heated above its boiling point. This superheated water is passed through a steam generator – basically a large heat exchanger that converts water in the secondary cooling system into steam the generators can use.

This system is designed to isolate water that comes into contact with the reactor from the water that is used to produce steam for the turbines.

When a pressurized-water reactor is shut down, this secondary system continues to make steam. But the steam no longer is being run through the turbines and through the cooling towers to be returned as a liquid for another cycle. Steam builds up in the secondary system and must be vented to prevent pipes in this secondary system from bursting.

Where did the tritium come from?

It’s a byproduct of the nuclear reactions that take place in the plant’s reactors and boron, used in a reactor’s coolant to help control the reactor’s chain reactions. It found its way into the vented steam at Byron because the piping that carried the reactor water through the steam generator has some small leaks, Lochbaum says.

How dangerous is it?

Tritium loses half its radioactivity in 12.34 years. The form of radioactivity it produces will not penetrate skin, although it can be ingested or absorbed through the skin as a component of water. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, tritium emissions from nuclear power plants “account for less than 0.1% of total background dose” humans are exposed to each year from natural sources. These background sources represent about half of the radiation doses people receive, the NRC notes.

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Byron Nuclear Generating Station (Unit 2) was commissioned on August 2nd, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Nuclear_Generating_Station
August 2nd, 1987
August 2nd
8 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = the Byron Nuclear Generating Station (Unit 2)’s personal year (from August 2nd, 2011 to August 1st, 2012) = Coexistence.
14 year + 1 (January) = 15 = the Byron Nuclear Generating Station (Unit 2)’s  personal month (from January 2nd, 2012 to February 1st, 2012) = Externalities.
15 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday January 30th, 2012) = 45 = the Byron Nuclear Generating Station (Unit 2)’s personal day = Scary.  Things went horribly wrong.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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January 30, 2012         8:07 am

Shaun White didn’t need to be perfect. He really didn’t need to do anything. But what he ended up doing on his final run in the superpipe final Sunday night at the Winter X games really was quite something — and, according to the judges, it was perfect.

With a fifth consecutive gold medal in the event already assured, White gave fans in Aspen, Colo., something to remember — an incredible final run that included the first back-to-back double cork in Winter X Games history. The judges rewarded him with a perfect score of 100.

“It’s unreal,” White said. “I’ve been wanting that 100 forever.”

White had to withdraw from the slopestyle event due to a left ankle sprain two days earlier and missed Saturday’s practice session. But he came out strong Sunday, earning a 94 from the judges for his first run, a score that held up even after he wiped out on his second run.

So he entered his third and final run already knowing he was just the third Winter X athlete to five-peat in an event, following Nate Holland in snowboardcross and Tucker Hibbert in snocross. But it was anything but a casual victory lap for White.

“I just came through it and everything felt perfect,” White said. “I was landing the 10 at the top and the cab double came through perfect. I don’t know if I have ever landed my double Mc12 as clean as I have tonight, so that just set myself up perfect for the frontside double cork 12. I guess it’s the first [time] ever to do back-to-back double cork 12s. What a night.”

story from and video at:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2012/01/shaun-white-has-perfect-superpipe-run-at-winter-x-games-video.html

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Shaun White was born on September 3rd, 1986 at 4:37 a.m. in La Jolla, California according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/White,_Shaun

September 3rd, 1986

September 3rd

9 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from September 3rd, 2011 to September 2nd, 2012) = Unprecedented.  Amazing.  Stunning.  Shocking.  Awesome.

16 year + 1 (January) = 17 = his personal month (from January 3rd, 2012 to February 2nd, 2012) = Inspirational.

17 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday January 29th, 2012) = 46 = his personal day = Historic.  Making history.

17 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday January 30th, 2012) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Internationally known.

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30 January 2012        06:58 ET

Spain’s fourth-largest airline Spanair has collapsed, leaving more than 20,000 passengers stranded across Europe and Africa.

The Barcelona-based firm stopped operating on Friday and more than 200 flights were abruptly cancelled.

The Spanish government is taking legal action and said Spanair could be fined 9m euros (£7.6m; $11.9m) over the collapse.

In 2010, Spanair reported an operating loss of 115m euros.

The collapse comes after Qatar Airways stopped takeover talks, ending the prospect of further financing, and also reflects weak demand for air travel in Spain.

In 2008 a Spanair plane was involved in Spain’s worst aviation disaster in 25 years, when it crashed on takeoff as it tried to leave Madrid’s Barajas airport, killing 154 people. The aircraft’s wing flaps were incorrectly positioned and a warning system failed to alert the pilots.

Ryanair’s ‘opportunity’

The airline was seen as a flagship of the regional government of Catalonia, which had helped it stay afloat with more than 150m euros of subsidies.

The government refused to provide more funding on Friday.

Low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet had challenged the legality of the subsidies to the European Commission.

On Monday, Ryanair said it was examining opportunities in Spain following the collapse of Spanair. “We certainly see it as an opportunity to expand our base,” it said.

Spanair’s collapse could lead to the loss of 4,000 jobs.

The airline was once owned by Scandinavia’s SAS Airlines, which still has an 11% stake in the firm.

SAS said that the bankruptcy of Spanair would lead to write-downs of 1.7bn kronor (£160m) for the full year 2011.

Spanair has put a statement on its website with information for customers.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16787761

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Friday January 27th, 2012

January 27th, 2012

1 + 27 +2+0+1+2 = 33 = Caving in.  Backing down.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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