Plants Put on Higher Alert. Intelligence Did Not Specify Threat, Spokeswoman
Washington Post, May 25, 2002; Page A09
The government put the nation's nuclear power plants on a heightened
state of alert late yesterday because of information gained by the
intelligence community, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The intelligence did not specify that there is a threat directed against
nuclear power plants or outline any plot, said NRC spokeswoman Beth
However, the NRC sent a special advisory to 103 nuclear power plants,
urging them to be cautious.
"This advisory is telling them to be on the lookout and to report
anything suspicious to the operations center," Hayden said.
Hayden noted that since Sept. 11, nuclear plants have been told to
increase their security.
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