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Battle Swirls on Security at A-Plants

The nuclear power industry’s trade association has hired the company that guards half of the nation’s civilian reactors to train and manage “adversary teams” that attack the plants in drills. The decision, by the Nuclear Energy Institute, has drawn the disapproval of a government watchdog that has issued several reports in recent years critical of security at nuclear power and weapons plants. “It is not an apparent conflict of interest, but a blatant conflict of interest,” Danielle Brian, executive director of that group, the Project on Government Oversight, said of the company’s dual roles in a letter to the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Full Story

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