Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Toyota to resume North American production in September

by Associated Press Published: June 17,2011

Tags: automobiles, Automotive, disaster, disaster recovery, earthquake, manufacturing, natural disaster, tsunami

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota said yesterday it expects to return to full North American production in September, faster than it expected following parts shortages stemming from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota Motor Corp. said its North American production is currently at 80 percent on average. Eight of its 12 North American-built models […] [...]

BankPlus, Society establish Japan Relief Fund

by For the MBJ Published: April 26,2011

Tags: banking and finance, Banks, charitable giving, disaster, disaster recovery, earthquake, tsunami

RIDGELAND and JACKSON — BankPlus, in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Mississippi (JASMIS), has established the JASMIS Japan Relief Fund to coordinate charitable donations to aid those in Japan affected by the March earthquakes and tsunami. Dr. Paul Tashiro, JASMIS president, said, “The Japan-America Society has been receiving inquiries and donations from all over […] [...]

Toyota extends North American production cuts

by Associated Press Published: April 20,2011

Tags: automobile industry, disaster, earthquake, manufacturing, tsunami

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Corp. has extended production cuts at its North American factories into early June as it struggles to deal with parts shortages caused by the earthquake that hit Japan. The disruptions caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami continue to spread. Toyota has warned dealers to expect shortages well into […] [...]

Toyota to shut down North American plants this month

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2011

Tags: automobiles, automomaker, disaster, earthquake, manufacturing, tsunami

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Toyota Motor Corp. said that it will suspend production at its North American plants in a series of one-day shutdowns this month as a result of parts shortages caused by the earthquake that hit Japan. The temporary shutdowns will affect 25,000 workers, but there will be no layoffs, the world’s No. 1 […] [...]

Toyota: Shutdown of North American factories inevitable

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2011

Tags: automobiles, disaster, earthquake, manufacturing, tsunami

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman says it’s inevitable that the company will have to shut down its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan. Spokesman Mike Goss says the shutdowns are likely to take place later this month, affecting about 25,000 workers. But he says no layoffs are expected. […] [...]

Entergy nuclear plant awarded license renewal

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2011

Tags: disaster, earthquake, energy, nuclear energy, state government, tsunami, utilities

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Federal regulators yesterday gave the Entergy Corp.-owned Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a 20-year license renewal, despite calls for reconsideration following the nuclear disaster in Japan. Issuance of the license was a foregone conclusion after the NRC voted to approve it March 10, one day before an earthquake and tsunami triggered the still […] [...]

Womack: Grand Gulf at little risk from earthquakes

by Associated Press Published: March 17,2011

Tags: disaster, earthquake, emergency, energy, nuclear energy, state government, tsunami, utilities

PORT GIBSON — Mississippi has one nuclear power plant, Grand Gulf at Port Gibson, about 200 miles from the Gulf Coast. And that plant has only one reactor. Within a year, it will be the largest single nuclear reactor in the United States. And it sits in the fringe area of a quake zone for […] [...]

Entergy offering assistance to Japanese

by For the MBJ Published: March 15,2011

Tags: disaster, earthquake, electricity, energy, nuclear energy, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reports its nuclear employees are closely monitoring the situation in Japan in coordination with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and industry peers. Working through NEI, Entergy says it has offered its support and assistance to the Japanese nuclear industry. […] [...]

Cellular South offers service to aid Chileans

by Wally Northway Published: March 5,2010

Tags: chile, disaster assistance, disaster relief, earthquake, telecommunications

RIDGELAND — Cellular South is making it easy for customers to help earthquake-ravaged victims in Chile by sending a text message from their mobile device to support the Red Cross International Relief Fund efforts. To donate $10 to the Red Cross relief efforts, customers can type the word “CHILE” and send it to “90999″ via […] [...]

Wireless carriers announce mobile giving efforts following Chile quake

by Stephen McDill Published: March 1,2010

Tags: AT&T, cellphones, chile, earthquake, Verizon

Two of Mississippi’s major cellular carriers are responding to relief efforts in Chile after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American country on Friday, killing more than 700. President Michelle Bachelet called the disaster “an emergency without parallel in Chile’s history.” Verizon Wireless announced Monday that the carrier has waived all calling fees for […] [...]

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