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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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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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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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File:Senator Mark Kirk official portrait.jpg

9:31 a.m. CST       January 23, 2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has suffered a stroke and underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, his office said.

“On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck,” his office said in a statement.

“He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke,” it said. “Early this morning, the senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful.

“Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator’s recovery over the weeks ahead.”

The office released no other details.

Kirk, 52, captured President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in a close 2010 election against Democrat  Alexi Giannoulias.

His victory capped a tumultuous political fight that began when former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was charged with attempting to sell the Senate seat for personal gain – a charge he was convicted of last year.

During 10 years in the U.S. House before his Senate election, Kirk has forged a reputation as a centrist Republican.

He has sought to maintain that reputation amid the bitter partisan atmosphere in Washington, including working together with Democratic Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator. Kirk recently endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

Kirk, who lives in Highland Park, is divorced and has no children.

from:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-sen-mark-kirk-hospitalized-after-suffering-stroke-20120123,0,6664285.story

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Mark Kirk was born on September 15th, 1959 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Kirk

September 15th, 1959

September 15th

9 + 15 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year = Vulnerable.  Powerlessness.

28 year + 1 (January) = 29 = his personal month = Barack Obama.

29 month + 21 (21st of the month) = 50 = his personal day = When it rains, it pours.  Family life.

29 month + 23 (23rd of the month) = 52 = his personal day = Gossip.  Rumors.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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