2020 Fatalities for US Roofers Increased 15% as Solar Roof Installations Increase

In the 2020 US Bureau of Labor National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report, the data shows roofers accounted for 111 of the 5,333 fatal injuries that occurred in 2019. This is up 15% from 2018’s figure of 96. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that roofing contractors had a …

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New York Shuts Nuclear Reactor in April and Mayor Asks for Power Rationing in June

The Indian Point Energy Center (Indian Point) generated reliable electricity for the New York State. Indian Point permanently stopped generating electricity on April 30, 2021, when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned. The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatthours (TWh) …

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China Will Build Demo Small Modular 125 MWe APC100 Reactor

China has approved constructing a Demo multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurized ACP100 water reactor (PWR) (aka Linglong One) is designed for electricity production, heating, steam production or seawater desalination. The demonstration ACP100 plant would be located on the north-west side of the existing Changjiang nuclear power plant, according to a March 2019 announcement from China’s Ministry …

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