Whoops


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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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Currently the Whoops child safety project delivers its essential safety messages to well over 3,000 children and 3,000 adults every year in Gateshead and the surrounding area.
Carole Hewison, project manager at Whoops, said: "It's great to hear when people have been able to use skills and knowledge they have learnt
Thanks to the Whoops Child Safety Project's provision of first-aid courses, Donna Pryde, 20, was able to save her son's life by using the skills she gained only weeks before.