Nuclear Power Plant Fined For Sleeping Guards

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal government is socking Florida's largest electric company with a $130,000 fine for security violations after inspectors discovered guards at the Turkey Point power plant routinely snoozing on the job.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that Florida Power & Light Co.'s nuclear plant on Biscayne Bay, about 30 miles southeast of Miami, was guilty of “Severity Level III” violations. Over a two-year period starting in 2004, security officers employed by Wackenhut Nuclear Services regularly slept during work, the NRC said.

The investigation found that...
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