Press Release

Security Warnings Ignored at Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant; March 2007 Letter Warned of Sleeping Guards

Today in a letter to Chairman Dale Klein of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), strongly suggested that NRC Region I personnel be excluded from investigations into security problems at Peach Bottom.

POGO cites a March 2007 letter in which a former employee at Peach Bottom attempted to warn the NRC about sleeping officers and excessive overtime, which are the focus of controversy this week. According to the letter, NRC’s Region I “has repeatedly ignored such warnings from security officers.” Follow the link to view a copy of the letter.

A 2002 report by POGO “Nuclear Power Plant Security: Voices from Inside the Fences” reported that security guards at the nation’s nuclear power plants were being excessively overworked post 9/11, leading to fatigue and inability to perform.