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Making Nuclear Energy Facilities More Secure After 9/11

Before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. nuclear energy industry was regarded as one of the most secure industries in the United States because of its state-of-the-art training for its security forces and best-in-class security and safeguards equipment to protect nuclear plant sites. Over the past 10 years and up through today, the industry has been continually testing and modifying its personnel, equipment and procedures to make nuclear energy facilities even safer and more secure.
Brew Barron President And Ceo Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Sept 1 2011
Brew Barron, president and CEO of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, spoke at a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
Emergency Planning: Protecting the Public and Environment

This graphic explains how the U.S. nuclear industry works with local, state and federal officials to prepare for emergencies.

Nuclear Plant Security Zones
An illustration of the area of a nuclear power plant protected by armed guards, physical barriers and surveillance equipment.
Nuclear Plant Security Enhancements Since 9/11
Exelon Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Mike Pacilio discusses security enhancements made to U.S. nuclear energy facilities over the past 10 years.
Safe and Secure: Protecting Our Nuclear Energy Facilities
A six-minute, streaming video clip presents the security measures in effect at nuclear power plants, including a regimen of armed guards, patrols, detection equipment and physical barriers, as well as the design of the plant itself. In addition, company security directors and plant security officers share their expertise in keeping our nation's nuclear plants secure.
Timeline of Major Security Enhancements at U.S. Nuclear Energy Facilities Since 9/11
This interactive timeline highlights major security enhancements the U.S. nuclear energy industry has made to its facilities since 9/11.

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