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Toyota: Shutdown of North American factories inevitable

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. He says the length of ...

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Is Toyota plant going to be put on hold again?

By Wally Northway It could be that production at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs is going to be delayed — again — this time due to the March 14 earthquake/tsunami in Japan. Yesterday, Toyota released a statement saying it had “communicated to team members, associates and dealers (in North America) that some production interruptions in North America are ...

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Entergy nuclear plant awarded license renewal

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 unfolding crisis at the Fukushima ...

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Womack: Grand Gulf at little risk from earthquakes

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 the New Madrid fault, the ...

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Entergy offering assistance to Japanese

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. Entergy added that its nuclear ...

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Cellular South offers service to aid Chileans

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 text message from their mobile ...

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Wireless carriers announce mobile giving efforts following Chile quake

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 its customers trying reach friends ...

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NVision releases Haitian mapbook

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has partnered with LeadDog Consulting to release a series of Haiti map products designed to assist relief workers and generate funds for relief organizations providing support to earthquake victims. The “Haitian Relief Mapbook: Port-au-Prince and Surrounding Areas” is the first in a series of paper map products made for relief workers on foot giving ...

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Spraggins lending hand in Haiti

The man who managed Harrison County’s emergency operations for Hurricane Katrina is now in Haiti, where he says the struggle is “heartbreaking.” In a telephone interview with The Sun-Herald, Joe Spraggins says earthquake survivors are making a tent out of just about anything, or sleeping on the streets. Spraggins is working for DRC Haiti, a private company vying for recovery ...

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New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest of more than 40 significant aftershocks that have followed the Jan. 12 quake. The extent of ...

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