Ever since the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in 2011, there have been approximately 40 nuclear reactor “emergencies”, “closures”, “leaks” and other major incidents clearly setting the stage for coming nuclear reactor terror on an unimaginable scale. Complementing the unprecedented nuclear reactor emergencies are multiple cases of “terrorists” attempting to breach nuclear reactors, repeated lapses in nuclear reactor security, as well as countless propaganda articles indicating that a Fukushima-level event inside the United States is a foregone conclusion.
Aside from blatant programming of the 2012 Hollywood nuclear reactor disaster film entitled “Chernobyl Diaries”, a recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) panel recommended that the U.S. government customize emergency plans for each of America’s 65 nuclear power plants, a change would “expand” the standard 10-mile evacuation zone surrounding nuclear reactors. Also, in a letter submitted to internal investigators at the NRC, a whistleblower engineer within the agency accused regulators of deliberately covering up information relating to the vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power facilities that sit downstream from large dams and reservoirs. Lastly, a recent study led by European researchers found Fukushima is not alone, as 22 other nuclear plants around the world may also be “susceptible” to destructive tsunami waves.
The non-stop Fukushima nuclear disaster propaganda in America along with recent nuclear reactor emergencies, plots and patsies, whistleblowers, propaganda, movies and changes in U.S. government regulations, policies and procedures, all indicate that nuclear reactor terror is in fact being plotted and planned.
Date: May 3, 2011
Abstract: They were detained at 4.32pm yesterday following a stop check on a vehicle by officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, who police the facility in West Cumbria.
The five, all in their 20s and from London, were arrested under the Terrorism Act, a spokesman for Cumbria Police said.
They were held in police custody overnight before being taken to Manchester this morning.
An investigation is now under way by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
A statement from Cumbria Police said: "At 4.32pm yesterday, Monday
2 May, police officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary conducted a stop
check on a vehicle close to the Sellafield site in West Cumbria.
"As a result, police officers from Cumbria Constabulary arrested five men from London, all aged in their 20s, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.
"They were taken to police custody in Carlisle overnight and are being transported to Manchester this morning.
"The investigation is being led by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
"A road closure affected the area for a short period of time" (Telegraph, 2011).Title: Swedish Man Arrested For Building A Nuclear Reactor In His Kitchen
Date: August 10, 2011
Source: Oil Price
Abstract: Apparently a Swedish man has been reprimanded for attempting to build a homemade nuclear reactor.
31-year-old Richard Handl foiled his own plans to construct a homemade nuclear reactor when he called the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority in July to ask if he was even allowed to build it. His seemingly harmless attempt to inquire as to the legalities of his research led to Swedish authorities storming Handl’s home in the small coastal town of Angelholm.
"We realized he probably had radioactive material at his home which you are not allowed to have without a permit, which was why the authorities decided to inspect his home," said Swedish Radiation Safety Authority research director Leif Moberj.
The extensive inspection of Handl’s home uncovered radioactive material, including small amounts of Americium-241, an isotope commonly found in home smoke detectors. It is illegal to remove Americium-241 from smoke detectors as it can be very harmful if inhaled or swallowed. However, tests revealed that the amounts found in Handl’s home were not enough to warrant any danger to neighbors. The agency has yet to reveal what other types of radioactive materials were found.
Handl was quoted in the Helsingborgs Dagblad newspaper saying that he owns his own Geiger counter and had noticed no problems with radiation while conducting his experiments. His plan for a homemade reactor was never completed, although he reportedly had purchased most of what was needed to build one. All of his equipment has been confiscated by Swedish authorities. Handle told the newspaper that in the future he plans to keep his work strictly theoretical to avoid such investigations.
Moberj added that the incident was “extremely unusual. I haven’t heard of any similar things ever,” he said.
While Richard Handl’s plan to build his own small-scale nuclear reactor was foiled, I must applaud his candor. The garage scientists of the world are the unsung heroes of the energy arena. Tinkering in their workshops to develop exotic new ways to generate energy is exactly the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will transform the energy sector and help truly achieve energy independence. While well-funded universities and billion dollar companies certainly pump out some amazing energy breakthroughs, homebound researchers aren’t limited by grant guidelines or third-party funding specifications, and are truly free to explore the boundaries of science. Kudos to all you garage scientists out there; but in your quest for the next big energy breakthrough, just be sure you’re not risking your health or the health of others with, say, illegal radioactive materials (Oil Price, 2011).
Title: U.S. Authorities Probing Alleged Cyberattack Plot By Venezuela, Iran
Date: December 13, 2011
Source: Washington Times
Abstract: U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants.
Allegations about the cyberplot were aired last week in a documentary on the Spanish-language TV network Univision, which included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments.
A former computer instructor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico told Univision that he was recruited by a professor there in 2006 to organize a group of student hackers to carry out cyberattacks against the United States, initially at the behest of the Cuban Embassy.
In an undercover sting, instructor Juan Carlos Munoz Ledo and several selected students infiltrated the hackers and secretly videotaped the Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats.
Reports about Iran’s involvement in the suspected plot come amid the Islamic republic’s refusal to return a sophisticated, unmanned U.S. spy plane that crashed inside its borders this month. Iranian officials have laid claim to the drone, vowing to research it for its technology.
Calling the reports “disturbing,” State Department spokesman William Ostick said federal authorities are examining the cyberplot allegations but added that U.S. officials “don’t have any information at this point to corroborate them.”
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, called for hearings in the new year about Iranian activities in Latin America.
Some House lawmakers called for the expulsion of a Venezuelan diplomat in the U.S. who is implicated in the suspected plot.
The Univision documentary fanned fears among lawmakers that Iran’s recent diplomatic outreach in the region, particularly to Venezuela’s anti-American leftist President Hugo Chavez, might be a front for nefarious activities.
Earlier this year, U.S. prosecutors charged an Iranian official based in Tehran with trying to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States by bombing a Washington restaurant.
“If Iran is using regional actors to facilitate and direct activities against the United States, this would represent a substantial increase in the level of the Iranian threat and would necessitate an immediate response,” Mr. Menendez said.
An aide to Mr. Menendez told The Times that the Univision report, which also said that Iranian extremists were recruiting young Latin American Muslims, is “one of a variety of concerns we have about Iran’s efforts to engage with countries and other actors in the region.”
Next year’s hearing will examine Iran’s “political and commercial outreach, as well as more nefarious activities,” the aide said.
“We constantly monitor for possible connections between terrorists and transnational criminals.”
A congressional staffer said members of the Senate subcommittee and their staffs had requested a classified intelligence briefing before the hearing.
In the secretly recorded meetings with the Venezuelan and Iranian diplomats, the hackers discussed possible targets, including the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon, and nuclear facilities, both military and civilian.
The hackers said they were seeking passwords to protected systems and sought support and funding from the diplomats.
At one point in the documentary, according to a translation provided by Univision, Iran’s ambassador to Mexico at the time, Mohammed Hassan Ghadiri, is seen telling the students that it was “very important to know about what [the United States has] in mind, attack Iran or not.”
“I wrote to Iran that a person can do this. They said do not allow him in [the building] anymore because this not an embassy’s job,” he said.
The ambassador denied any involvement in a plot, telling Univision that the students’ sting was a provocation by “CIA agents.”
“They proposed this, and we told them that this is not our job. We rejected it,” he said. “We don’t have any interest in doing those types of things.”
“A good ambassador with good intentions would have thrown [the hackers] out and contacted the Mexican authorities,” said the documentary’s director, Gerardo Reyes. “Instead, he listened to them, he asked questions, he made suggestions.”
One of the other diplomats implicated by the documentary - Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera, then the second secretary at the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico - is currently the Venezuelan consul in Miami.
Students secretly taped her asking for more information about the planned cyberattacks and promising to pass it along to Mr. Chavez via his head of security, Gen. Alexis Lopez.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to urge her to investigate and expel Ms. Antonieta if the reports are true.
The consul represents “a potential threat to our national security,” Mrs. Ros-Lehtinen said in the letter, which was co-signed by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and David Rivera, both Florida Republicans; and Albio Sires, New Jersey Democrat.
Officials at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and the consulate in Miami were unavailable for comment Tuesday.
“They are using a lie as an excuse to attack us,” he said of the U.S. during a TV and radio address. “We must be on our guard.”
Meanwhile, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi shrugged off President Obama’s request for the return of the unmanned spy plane and demanded an apology from the United States, the Associated Press reported.
Tehran last week identified the drone as the RQ-170 Sentinel and said it was captured over the country’s east. U.S. officials say the aircraft malfunctioned and was not brought down by Iran, the AP reported (Washington Times, 2011).
Title: Nuclear Reactor Operators Caught Surfing The Web While On Duty
Date: January 10, 2012
Source: Medical Daily
Abstract: With the controls of the 978 megawatt River Bend nuclear reactor at their fingertips, operators were reading the news, checking scores, browsing fishing gear, and looking into retirement - and now the plant is facing a major fine.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $140,000 civil penalty against Entergy Operations, Inc. for employee conduct at their plant outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Control room operators directly responsible for monitoring the reactor and other important plant systems were accessing the internet without authorization while on the job, and the NRC claims Entergy failed to take timely corrective actions.
“NRC relies on a good faith effort to comply with regulatory requirements. This action reflects the significance of the violation due to the number of people involved and the willful nature of their actions,” said Region IV Administrator Elmo E. Collins. “While the licensee has since taken steps to correct the problem and ensure it doesn’t happen again, they did not promptly address the larger safety culture issue.”According to the NRC, nine operators accessed the internet from the plant’s control room while on duty. Entergy can pay the fine or has 30 days to contest the penalty (Medical Daily, 2012).
Title: Feds Cite Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, Employee Over Control Room Incident
Date: January 27, 2012
Source: Holland Sentinel
Abstract: Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven and one of its employees were cited for an incident in the plant’s control room. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision comes as the agency recently downgraded the status of the plant and is investigating other incidents that led to shutdowns at the facility as recently as September.
The NRC announced “confirmatory orders” Thursday stemming from the Oct. 23, 2010, incident in which a control room operator left his post without supervisor permission and without someone else to take over his duties.
The control room is where the nuclear core is monitored and managed.
The incident had no immediate impact on safety since the control room supervisor assigned another licensed operator to the position, a release from the NRC said.
Confirmatory orders are legally binding commitments that outline actions the parties have agreed to take to ensure the NRC’s concerns will be addressed.
“If they do not meet these commitments, the NRC can take further action such as action against their licenses, other legal actions or issue civil penalties,” said Prema Chandrathil, public affairs officer for the NRC. “A confirmatory order can have fines attached to it.”
As part of the agreement, Palisades and its owner, Entergy Nuclear Operations, agree to issue a letter to employees emphasizing responsibilities and safety obligation and “ensuring potentially stressful work activities in the control room are properly planned for,” the release stated.
The employee’s responsibilities include completing 200 hours of successful work under supervision and writing an article for an industry publication discussing the event and safety responsibilities of a licensed reactor operator.
The plant, 27780 Blue Star Highway in Covert Township, provides about 18 percent of the power for Consumers Energy. Parts of Allegan County are within a 10-mile-radius Emergency Planning Zone — the prime area where people could be affected by a radiation leak from the plant and evacuations would be mostly likely in an emergency.
Federal regulators recently downgraded the status of the plant after faulty maintenance caused a water pump shutdown in May.
Nuclear plants are placed in one of five grade levels. The lower the ranking, the more inspections a plant gets. Palisades was moved from the top spot to the No. 2 category.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also held two regulatory conferences with Entergy earlier this month to discuss two preliminary inspection findings issued to the plant that affected safety.
No decisions were made at the hearings. The NRC will review the information and make a final determination. The final report could result in another downgrade in the plant’s status (Holland Sentinel, 2012).
Title: Activist Drops Billowing Smoke Bomb On French Nuclear Reactor
Date: May 2, 2012
Source: Fox News
Abstract: An environmental activist was arrested Wednesday after dropping a billowing smoke bomb onto the roof of a French nuclear reactor ahead of a key presidential election debate, Greenpeace and police said.
Video footage from the dramatic stunt captured the airborne activist on a motorized paraglider after he dropped the smoke bomb at the Bugey site 22 miles east of Lyon.
The activist began circling the reactor before making a wobbly descent to the ground with a parachute marked "Greenpeace." The name of the activist was not released, but local police confirmed the arrest.
Plant owner EDF has defended the site's security measures, saying in a statement they "were strengthened in late 2011 (to) allow detection and immediate apprehension of the perpetrator."
Greenpeace nuclear spokesman, Yannick Rousselet, told The Associated Press the spectacle was meant to stimulate a political debate on nuclear power.
"We're four days ahead of a presidential election, and neither
(President) Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande are taking the issue
seriously. Seventy-five percent of French electrical consumption is nuclear,
and this needs to drop. We hope this will be a talking point in tonight's TV
presidential debate," said Rousselet (Fox News, 2012).
Title: Radioactive Man? Milford Resident Pulled Over By State Police
Date: May 10, 2012
Source: CT Post
Abstract: Mike Apatow was minding his own business Wednesday, driving to an appointment for work in Washington Depot when a state police car appeared suddenly and signaled for the Milford resident to pull over.
Apatow, 42, was entering Interstate 84 in Newtown when the cruiser appeared, and he had no idea what he'd done to merit police attention. It turns out he didn't do anything.
But earlier that day, Apatow, who'd experienced a recent spike in his blood pressure, had a nuclear stress test at Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County in Trumbull. In the test, a small amount of a radioactive material is injected into the veins and used to help track blood flow to the heart.
Though the amount of radioactive material used in the test is relatively low -- equal to a few X-rays or a diagnostic CT scan -- it was enough to set off a radioactivity detector in the state police car. The detectors are used to help identify potential terror threats.
"I asked the officer `What seems to be the problem?' " Apatow said. "He said `You've been flagged as a radioactive car.' "
Apatow's doctor had given him a document attesting that he'd had a medical procedure involving a small amount of radioactive material that he handed to the officer. A Stratford firefighter, Apatow was more curious than annoyed by the incident.
"I had no idea the police even had devices like that," he said. "I imagined it being like a cartoon -- like I'm driving down the street and my car was glowing."
State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed that many of the state police cars have the radioactivity detectors. "It's part of our homeland security operations here," Vance said. "It's just another layer of public safety that we have in this state."
Though the goal of the detectors is to alert police to motorists who might be carrying hazardous materials, cases like Apatow's happen from time to time.
"They're very sensitive," Vance said of the detectors.
Apatow had the stress test after feeling ill while working at the Fire Department. He took his blood pressure and found it was 180 over 110 -- much higher than the 120 over 70 reading he usually gets. He attributed the spike to a variety of potential factors, including a lack of sleep. On Thursday, after visiting his doctors again, he was cleared for duty.
Dr. Gilead Lancaster, president of the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Cardiologists, said Apatow's experience with the stress test isn't as rare as some might think. Lancaster, also director of non-invasive cardiology at Bridgeport Hospital, said a colleague knew of an incident in which a patient was traveling by plane the day after a stress test and set off alarms in the airport. "It's definitely known that this happens, and we do let patients know that there is a chance that they could be picked up," he said.
He said patients are also often told to avoid close contact with family immediately following the stress test.
Apatow said his doctors told him not to go within 10 feet of his infant son within 24 hours of the test. Despite this, Lancaster said the amount of radioactive material used in the stress is unlikely to be harmful to the patient. "Any amount of radiation is harmful, but nobody has yet shown that this level of radiation has been of significant harm, especially to adults," he said.
Dr. Lawrence Schek, chief medical officer and chairman of cardiology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, said facilities that perform these tests have to be certified and are meticulous about safety.
"There's very strict criteria in place," he said (CT Post, 2012).
Title: Swedish Nuclear Security Boosted After Explosives Find
Date: June 21, 2012
Abstract: Security has been heightened at Sweden's nuclear power plants after explosives were discovered on a vehicle entering a protected nuclear site, authorities said Thursday.
The truck was stopped at the Ringhals nuclear power plant on Wednesday afternoon, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said.
The suspicious material was discovered before the vehicle had entered the protected area, it said.
Police are now investigating suspected sabotage, said the plant's owner, Vattenfall.
The "explosive paste" was uncovered by sniffer dogs during a routine security check, the company said in a statement.
"The discovered object could not have induced a serious damage at Ringhals," it said. "Ringhals nuclear power plant is still in operation."
Officers patrolled the site overnight with bomb detection dogs but found nothing else, the company said.
The plant has raised its security level to the second lowest level of 4 as a precaution, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said.
The country's two other nuclear power plant, in Forsmark and Oskarshamn, have also boosted their security measures following the discovery, it said.
"It is still assessed that there was no risk of an explosion because the explosive had no detonation device," the statement said.
David Persson, a spokesman for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, told CNN he believed it was the first time such an incident had occurred.
The State Forensic Laboratory confirmed the substance was an explosive paste Thursday morning, Vattenfall said.
Sweden has 10 reactors at its three nuclear plants (CNN, 2012).
Title: Indian Nuclear Plant Linked To Fukushima-Like Terrorism Plot
Date: September 11, 2012
Source: The Canadian
Abstract: As a strong anti-nuclear message to the world going nuclear in a big way to manufacture nukes, Fukushima belches more radiation contamination and white gas was observed spouting out from south of Reactor 2 on 4 September 2012.
As the popular anti-nuclear terror movement was gaining momentum against restart of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil state in the wake of rumours from the government about restarting the nuclear plant, ignoring the popular will against that, the Indian state and Tamilnad state jointly attacked the people, killing at least one.
Not only Kudankulam but also all nearby places are infested by the police forces and agents.
Threatened with terror, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant can destroy both people and resources. At Kudankulam in Tirunelveli District, the main scene of protests for the last two days, police resorted to lathicharge and burst teargas shells to disperse over 2,000 protesters who fought pitched battles throwing stones and logs.
A fisherman Antony was killed in police firing in Tuticorin as anti-nuclear protesters turned violent on Monday the 10th September after police foiled their repeated attempts to lay siege to the atomic power plant here against loading of uranium fuel. A 44-year old fisherman Antony was killed when police opened fire at a group of people who clashed with them while blocking a road in Manapad coastal village as the protest spilled to neighbouring Tuticorin District, police said.
As the baton-wielding policemen chased away the protesters, many of them moved towards the sea to escape. Sporadic violence then followed as enraged groups of protesters set fire to a local Panchayat office, the village administrative officer's office and a state-run liquor retail shop in Kudankulam, in an ugly turn to the over year-long peaceful protest, police said. The police action followed after authorities failed to persuade the protesters who, for the second day, defied prohibitory orders and stayed put at the seashore, about 500 metres away from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Tuticorin, about 80 km away, also saw about 500 people block the Mysore-bound train by squatting on the track, as also the highway connecting Nagercoil. Around 4,000 security personnel, including Rapid Action Force, have been deployed in the area. Condemning the police action, PMANE Convenor S P Udayakumar charged the state government with exposing its "fascist" face and vowed to continue the protest.
Condemning the police action, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy, spearheading the protest against KNPP, announced a 48-hour relay fast against it. In Chennai, Chief Minister Jayalalitha who on behalf of government of India, ordered the firing on the protesters, reviewed the situation with Director General of Police K Ramanujam.
The protesters gave the call for the siege as a last-ditch effort to dissuade the regime from the terror project and stall the Indo-Russian project after regulatory authorities gave their nod for loading the uranium fuel in the first of the two reactors. A bandh-like situation prevailed here and surrounding villages with shops and schools remaining shut. The villagers also dug up main roads leading to Idinthakarai in a bid to prevent police vehicles from entering it.
The first unit of KNPP was scheduled for commissioning in December last, but ran into tough weather with the locals demanding its scrapping. People's safety concerns do not worry the rulers.
TN CM Jayalalitha who earlier supported the anti-nuclear movement quickly - obviously on pressure from Indian regime - chose to switch sides from people to Delhi rulers so that she does not lose her disproportionate asset cases. A former duet dancer in Tamil films, Jayalolithaa's U turn has made people unhappy and angry; they stand but continue to struggle betrayed by the rulers.
Fukushima’s nuclear blast has rocked the Japanese regime. But the new regime that replaced the former one just ignores the nuclear devastations and wants to kill more people and keep them under permanent radiation targets.
People of Kudankulam, Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been protesting against the nuclear plant in their locality the radiation of which could affect even the nearby Kerala state and its capital Trivandrum. But the Manmohan regime, a puppet of western as well as Russia terrocracies that sell nuclear reactors along with other terror goods to India, is deadly blind to the people's serious concerns and wants to push through the nuclear project against the will and wishes of the people.
Nuclear radiation could reach too far. From Kudankulam it can easily affect Sri Lanka and Maldives as well as neighboring states of Tamilnad. But Indian rulers are insensitive to dangers people face. Tokyo Shinbun has reported that many children in Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture, 50 kilometers from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, are suffering inexplicable nosebleed, diarrhea, and lack of energy since the nuke plant accident.
Nuclear disasters are not uncommon worldwide, but the each time a nuclear plant blasts and plays havoc with people and nature, humanity shivers with uncertainly. Ionizing radiation has a deleterious effect on the immunity mechanism, particularly when large but sublethal doses are applied over a short period of time.
Chernobyl nuclear tragedy caused severe damage to Socialist system of Soviet Union because their claim to popular welfare was called into question particularly by the western imperialist terrocracies. Bhopal tragedy is still remains unsettled and people continue to suffer but Indian regime and agents of WMD are still active to pursue their terror interests of bloodyprofits.
When a regime uses military and police forces to kill peaceful demonstrators demanding closure of nuclear terror projects on their soil, forcing them to go violent to defend themselves from state terror operations, that national regime has no legitimacy to rule any more. Indian regime both at the center and states have become blood thirsty, upon drinking the blood of innocent Kashmiris for decades. State terrorism must end in India.
Both TN CM Joyalalitha and terror PM Manmohan must step down taking full responsibility for the conspiratorial terrorizing and killing of innocent people of Kudankulam.
Indian ruling elites have made India a terrocracy. The Hindutva leader Subram Swamy has asked the army to be used to kill the people of Kudankulam. That much of love for the people and their genuine terror concerns from the rulers and leaders! The rulers are extra corrupt and are also criminals. They are ready to kill the voters to promote international nuclear lobbies and merchants of death.!Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Fake democracies like USA and India have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Anti-Islamic forces and terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA and other anti-Islamic agencies (The Canadian, 2012).
Title: Guard Alleges Security Lapses At Indian Point
Date: September 15, 2012
Source: MyFox New York
Abstract: Clifton "Skip" Travis is a security supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. He is on personal leave from work for stress.
In five years he rose from guard to a lieutenant ranking supervisor. He adamantly insists that to save money, Indian Point's security is so bad terrorists could take over the facility.
Travis, who has never been in the military or full-time law enforcement, said that some guards sleep on the job, others play video games, though the majority he calls "hard working and honest.
He said he told many officials of the alleged security failings at Indian Point without much response.
For that reason, he said he filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Entergy enterprises, the owner and operator of Indian Point.
Entergy counters that the security is working and been approved by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Individual instances of sleeping on the job or playing video games are not denied.
The three-judge panel that will hold public hearings on the re-licensing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant is expected to hear about the safety of removing radioactive waste form the facility. Security will probably be discussed as well (MyFox New York, 2012).