Officials at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant have unveiled $20 million in security improvements aimed at protecting the facility from terrorist attacks. The upgrades at the Ocean County plant include concrete checkpoint barriers, new fences topped with barbed wire, and tougher security inspections of employees going into work. Officials from AmerGen Energy Co, the owner of Oyster Creek, said the measures were taken in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The security upgrades are also likely to help the company’s chances of getting the 20-year operation license extension it is seeking. Full Story
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