Schumer Pushes For Probe Of NRC Background Checks

Law360, New York (March 18, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has called for an immediate investigation into the background checks conducted on employees at U.S. nuclear plants, following reports that a suspected al-Qaida member held various jobs at five New Jersey facilities.

On Wednesday, Schumer pushed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General to launch a probe examining how background checks on new and transferred nuclear plant employees are conducted, as well as how the NRC monitors current nuclear plant employees, pointing to reports that Sharif Mobley, a 26-year-old New Jersey...
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