If it isn't the danger that nuclear power plants pose due to inadvertant errors and accidents, it's the devastation that can be caused by intentional acts of sabotage.
[The FBI] said it was investigating damage to a Florida nuclear power plant`s cooling system, but insisted the public`s safety is not at risk.
Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for a small hole drilled into a pipe in the pressurized cooling system.
On March 31 workers were conducting pre-startup testing on the Unit Three plant following its scheduled shutdown for maintenance, when they found that a small hole had been drilled in a pipe that is part of the units cooling system.
More disturbing still:
A Florida Power spokeswoman said that the company thought the hole was produced intentionally, but didn't know if it was a case of human error or a deliberate act of sabotage.
The reactor had been shut down for routine maintenance, but many of the contractors hired to work on the plant have since left the site and might not know about the problem.
"This way they will certainly hear about it," the spokeswoman told Reuters.
They don't know how to get in touch with the contractors (and their employees) who work at the plant??!?
Filed under: The folks that gave us 'Arbusto' want to build more nuclear reactors.