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[cdn-nucl-l] Sen. Bob Graham to spend Monday working at nuclear plant
Posted on the Naples Daily News (Florida) on January 6, 2002 and at:
Who in Parliament could we get to don the garb at Darlington or Pickering?
Sen. Bob Graham to spend Monday working at nuclear plant
Sunday, January 6, 2002
By MARY DEIBEL, Scripps Howard News Service
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., will spend Monday working as a nuclear
plant security officer at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie plant on
Graham said the visit should give him firsthand experience with nuclear
plant preparedness and homeland security efforts in the wake of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks on New York and Washington and subsequent anthrax threats.
The St. Lucie plant of Juno Beach-based FPL and all U.S. nuclear plants went
on heightened alert after the Sept. 11 strikes by suicide hijackers but
no-fly zones around it and other plants were eased in November by the
Federal Aviation Administration in favor of an advisory for planes to avoid
all power plants, nuclear and non-nuclear.
Graham, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said he is
spending the holiday recess focusing on homeland security and visiting
Florida facilities to learn about precautions and procedures. On Thursday,
he spent a workday with Customs Service inspectors and Coast Guard officers.
On Tuesday, he will give a speech on terrorism and Florida's economic future
at noon lunch at the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club in Melbourne.