US nuclear power safer than ever from terror attack: US nuke regulator
US nuclear power plants have “hardened” their defenses against potential terrorist attacks and do not face a significant risk from suicide aircraft attacks, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s chairman said.
NRC chairman Nils Diaz said the nation’s nuclear industry is safer than ever nearly four years after the September 11, 2001, hijacked airplane strikes on New York and Washington. “Both nuclear security and safety are better than they have ever been and both are getting better,” Diaz said at a news conference here. “What we have done in the last three and a half years is to make it very difficult for anyone to find ways to attempt acts of radiological sabotage, even more difficult to succeed in doing real harm, and to be very prepared to protect our people in the very unlikely event of radiological release,” he said. Full Story