Homeland Security: Monitoring Nuclear Power Plant Security: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, September 14, 2004   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the opening statement of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney: "The purpose of this hearing is to discuss how adequate are the security measures recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect power plants from terrorist attacks. We know that since September 11, there have been positive steps, but 3 years later, many still have serious and well-founded concerns about the safety of our nuclear power plants. Required preparations for attacks are specified in the classified design basis threat, the DBT. And a new DBT for nuclear plants is set to be implemented by the end of next month by updating requirements are welcomed. There are several concerns about the thoroughness and implementation of the DBT." Also discussed are force-on-force exercises and NRC implementation of GAO recommendations. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alex Matthiessen, David Lochbaum, Marvin Fertel, Luis Reyes, Roy P. Zimmerman, Jim Wells, Raymond H. Smith, Jr., Kenneth E. Lightner, Dennis J. Kucinich, Carolyn B. Maloney, Christopher Shays.

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