Nuclear Power and Security


Here is a great article from NEI’s Martin Fertel on the Daily Caller site on Nuclear Power and security as we approach the anniversary of 9/11… a key quote:

A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans have become accustomed to heightened security at airports, train stations and major public events. For the tens of thousands of employees at America’s 104 commercial nuclear energy plants, dramatic security enhancements have become a staple of the daily workplace. Ten years ago, nuclear plant security already was formidable and presented a clear deterrent against potential threats. Still, because of the 9/11 attacks, security was elevated to an unprecedented level….

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a time to remember those who sacrificed their personal safety to respond to that day’s horrific acts. For the nuclear industry, our daily commitment is to remain vigilant toward security. The industry, working with federal regulators and the intelligence community, receives real-time threat assessments and remains steadfast regarding security and safety. The anniversary also is a reminder of the importance of electricity in sustaining our economy and keeping our nation strong in a dangerous world.

Do go read the whole article here.

Tags: Daily Caller, Martin Fertel, NEI

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