NY: Armed guard at gate inside nuclear plant complex found asleep

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August 28, 2007 01:01

A federal inspector found an armed guard asleep at a gate inside the Indian Point nuclear power plant just north of New York City, but officials said Monday there was no security breach. The inspector spent two minutes trying to rouse the unnamed guard Sunday afternoon before the guard "stood up and opened his eyes," said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The guard was alone on the second of three security rings around the two Indian Point plants about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of New York City, Sheehan said.


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