Security Breached at Nuclear Power Plant
Security at the Crystal River nuclear power plant was breached last
week when three Mexican nationals' falsified Social Security numbers
to obtain employment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and
numerous state and federal agencies are investigating the issue.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), a recent
creation of the Department of Homeland Security, arrested the illegal
aliens and charged them with violating U.S. immigration laws.
Reports claim that the Mexican nationals' deliberately falsified
Social Security numbers to obtain employment with Texas-based Brock
Specialty Services, a contractor who works for Progress Energy
owner and operator of the Crystal River power facility located north
of Tampa, FL.
Representative Ginny Browne-Waite (R FL) expressed concern at the
ease of the security breach, "Of all the places where an illegal
alien should not be, this is like at the top of the list."
Spokesmen for Progress Energy and the NRC dismissed concerns,
commenting that employees and residents in the surrounding areas were
never in any danger, even if the illegal immigrants intentions were
malevolent, which they deny.