Nuclear-plant security: Is it enough?
If the terror attacks of 9/11 taught one lesson, it was that America must make itself less vulnerable to attack by air – perhaps nowhere more urgently than at the nation’s 103 nuclear power plants, given their potential for inflicting massive casualties and destruction if hit by a plane loaded with fuel. Yet 4-1/2 years later, those plants are little safer from air attack, say critics. And squabbling has set in over what the security standards should be. Full Story