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Congress Watchdog Slams U.S. Nuke Security Oversight

A nonpartisan Congressional watchdog group on Wednesday criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s oversight of power plant security measures, citing lapses at metal detectors, sleeping guards and unrealistic attack drills that feature toy rubber guns. The U.S. General Accounting Office said the NRC needs to improve security at the nation’s 103 operating nuclear power plants to protect against a possible terrorist attack. The report was requested by Democratic Reps. John Dingell of Michigan and Edward Markey of Massachusetts to examine how well the federal agency is overseeing nuclear power plants since the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington. Markey is a longtime critic of nuclear plant safety. Full Story

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