Saturday, October 27, 2007

FROM LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS--NRC: SLEEPING SECURITY GUARD AT INDIAN POINT NOT SECURITY LAPSE

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report released this week concludes that a security guard found sleeping on the job at Indian Point over the summer was not a significant security lapse.

According to the Journal News, the NRC concluded that the Aug. 26 incident, in which an on-site inspector needed nearly two minutes to awaken the guard, merited a green rating, the NRC's grade for "very low safety significance." The agency will, however, include the incident in the NRC's upcoming performance assessment for the nuclear power plan.

Entergy spokesman Jim Steets said the guard resigned after initially being put on administrative leave. But a spokesman for Riverkeeper, Phillip Musegaas, said after the incident that he "would reiterate our concern that Indian Point is a poorly run facility. We have continuing concerns about security and about guards being overworked at the plant."

2 comments:

hal samis said...

A similar article could have been written about the Greenburgh Town Board meetings; it only took 16 years to wake up Eddie Mae Barnes and Diana Juettner.

Anonymous said...

Did the worker leave the plant to take a nap.
Let's face it ,how many of us at one time or another fell asleep at our working place.
I'm sure that the plant has all sorts of internal alarms to wake up even sleeping beauty.
The plant has systems that will go off at the drop of a hat.
The people that make these complains are the same ones that want the plant closed.
If the plant is closed where will we get our electricity.
Are we ready for alternatives to produce electricity NO