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Danger in drunken nuclear transport drivers

Office of Secure Transportation (OST). agents drive nuclear weapons, weapons components and nuclear materials around the country, and are trained to defend the shipments from attack and sabotage.

US nuclear transport agents seen ‘in drunken incidents’ BBC News 22 November 2010 US agents who drive nuclear weapons around the country were involved in 16 alcohol-related incidents in two years, the energy department has said.

One was arrested for public drunkenness and two were held after an incident at a bar while on overnight missions.

The incidents “indicate a potential vulnerability in [a] critical national security mission”, an energy department report said…….

In a newly released report, the Department of Energy’s inspector general’s office said it had launched an investigation after hearing complaints of alcohol abuse among agents in the Office of Secure Transportation (OST).

OST agents drive nuclear weapons, weapons components and nuclear materials around the country, and are trained to defend the shipments from attack and sabotage.

BBC News – US nuclear transport agents seen ‘in drunken incidents’

November 23, 2010 - Posted by | safety, USA | , , ,

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