Guards At Nuclear Power Plants “Under-manned, Under-equipped, Under-trained,” Says New Report

September 10, 2002
Nationwide Threat Level (Code Orange)

To find out who your Governor has appointed as your state's homeland security contact, go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland
To find out who your Governor has appointed as your state's homeland security contact, go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland
 103 nuclear power plants in the United States above supply about twenty percent of the nation's electricity. Pennsylvania has five fully active reactors, including Three Mile Island which is near the Harrisburg International Airport. Graphic © 2001 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
103 nuclear power plants in the United States above supply about twenty percent of the nation's electricity. Pennsylvania has five fully active reactors, including Three Mile Island which is near the Harrisburg International Airport. Graphic © 2001 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


September 10, 2002  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Today for the first time since the Homeland Security color-coded threat level went into effect last March, the level was raised from Code Yellow to Code Orange, only one notch below the highest Code Red. Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge, and Attorney General John Ashcroft, said the alert level was raised after receiving what they called "an abundance of credible intelligence" about terrorists planning attacks to coincide with tomorrow's first anniversary of September 11, 2001 - somewhere in the U. S. or world.

 

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