N.C. electric industry officials see complications

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2000 (Knight Ridder/Tribune) — The men and women studying whether to reform the state’s electric industry have acknowledged in the past that their work could evolve into a complex, lengthy process.

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 18, 2000 — ICF Consulting has been awarded a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contract to help assure public health and safety in communities surrounding nuclear generating facilities. Under the contract, ICF Consulting will support FEMA to implement the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program by helping to evaluate emergency management exercises around the country. Funding for this $19 million contract comes from licensing fees collected by the federal government from commercial nuclear power plants. The contract will be for a period of one year, with four one-year options.

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