Changes are needed to keep terrorists out of nuclear plants.
But don’t worry, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it’s already on it.
Federal auditors recommended that the NRC be given better access to criminal databases and foreign travel histories of job applicants to keep terrorists from getting jobs inside the nation’s nuclear power plants.
Sen. Charles Schumer requested the review after a suspected al-Qaida member was found to have worked in a New Jersey nuclear power plant for six years.
Schumer says the plants are not filled with terrorists, “but all you need is one.”
AP Correspondent Warren Levinson reports on the suggested tightening of employment standards in power plants.
The NRC says it had already started working on some issues and expects to take more action based on the report’s recommendations.