Lawsuit: Lax Security at Indian Point

Clifton Travis Jr. is seeking $1.5 billion in damages from the plant in a suit filed this week in Westchester State Supreme Court

Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:41 PM EDT
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Lawsuit: Lax Security at Indian Point

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A security worker at the Indian Point nuclear power plant says he is suing the facility, saying safety standards are so lax he's suffered from crippling anxiety, according to published reports.

Clifton Travis Jr. is seeking $1.5 billion in damages from the plant in a suit filed this week in Westchester State Supreme Court, according to the Daily News.

Travis' suit alleges that nearly half the lights on its perimeter don't work, and security workers sleep on the job, play video games and watch DVDs, the News reported.

A spokesman for Entergy, which runs Indian Point, said in Friday's Daily News that he had not yet seen the complaint.

“The security program in place is reviewed and evaluated regularly by the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission], and has been evaluated by independent experts to be a safe plan,” said the spokesman, Jerry Nappi. “The company has spent more than $100 million since Sept. 11, 2001 to enhance security.”
 

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