This report details how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission bungled an effort to create a new rule to require entrance guards at nuclear power plants.
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Scott Portzline has kept watch on security issues at Three Mile Island for 25 years.
A watchdog group thinks satellite images could pose a risk, but the nuclear plant says no security measures are compromised.
Monday, June 08, 2009
BY MONICA VON DOBENECK firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors at Three Mile Island are asked not to photograph guard towers, vehicle barriers and other security measures. Yet these items are easily seen on the Internet through such sites as Microsoft's maps.live.com, now bing.com/maps.
Scott Portzline, a consultant for the watchdog group Three Mile Island Alert, thinks this is a security problem.
He has monitored sites such as Google Earth, which bring satellite images to home computers, for several years. Recently, he said, the level of detail has increased.
Security Is Better, but Steps Don't Go Far Enough
By Scott Portzline
In the summer before the 9-11 attacks, Al Qaeda operatives traveled to Three Mile Island on a surveillance mission.
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Re-published by Three Mile Island Alert - February 2009
Originally published March 2004
Because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission continues to publicize false
information about the TMI accident, we correct the record once again. The
NRC’s erroneous statements are listed in the red text which follows.
“The main feedwater pumps stopped running, caused by either a mechanical
or electrical failure, which prevented the steam generators from removing
incidents at Three Mile Island (which is owned by the same company and
contacts to the same security vendor) before the NRC woke up and announced a
bizarre strategy to probe sleeping on the job."
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Lost and Stolen Nuclear Materials in the United States
"Right now, people are being irradiated..."
By Scott Portzline
Radiation can harm people without their knowledge since one can’t see it, hear it, feel it, taste it or smell it. You can be quite certain that there are numerous radioactive sources in position to harm or ultimately kill someone. Some of these sources will have been intentionally placed to cause injury or even death. For example -- someone deliberately contaminated the water cooler at the National Institute of Health two years ago.