Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Here's a story from The Pocono Record that should really instill confidence in all us about how our nuclear facilities are being guarded:
A security guard at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was so absorbed in playing a hand-held video game that he failed to see an inspector approach during a surprise inspection, the agency said.
The employee did not violate any rules as guards are allowed to engage in mind-stimulating activities, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
But the alleged lapse - which follows five other reports of employee inattention in the past two years - is prompting officials to review current policies.
Brings to mind something Mr. Burns (Homer's boss of Simpson's fame and nemesis of Maggie Simpson) once said: "Oh, meltdown. It's one of those annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus."
Hat Tip: Raw Story