Tuesday, December 26, 2006

NRC Acts on TMI Security

The York Dispatch:
The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to ask for public comment on a five-year-old petition by an activist group that wants the agency to require nuclear power plants to station guards at facility entrances.

Members of the nuclear watchdog group Three Mile Island Alert developed the petition during the summer of 2001 and say a response by the federal agency is long overdue. The group proposed the idea as a deterrent to terrorists who think an unmanned entrance gate is a sign that a successful attack is possible.