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Legislation to Increase Protections of Nuclear Facilities Under Consideration

UNDATED (WHTC) -- In an effort to increase protections for nuclear facilities in the state of Michigan, several lawmakers are sponsoring legislation to do just that.  The House and Senate Energy and Technology committees heard from Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey and officials from the Cook Nuclear Power on Tuesday.  After hearing from these officials, Senator John Proos said, quote, "I sponsored this legislation to ensure we are empowering security teams to do everything possible to keep our communities safe."  He went on to ay, quote, "This common-sense reform would outline very specific situations where use of force would be allowed to stop terrorist attacks or sabotage."

Senate Bill 757 and House Bill 5282 would give nuclear plant security officers reasonable and necessary capabilities to protect plants from current-day tactics in an ever-expanding threat environment.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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