United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Students' Corner - Security



Nuclear power plants have always had armed guards and other measures to protect the facility from people who didn't belong there. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, even more security measures were put in place. These measures are very strict because protecting the plant from sabotage or attack is important to protect people and the environment.

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