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“Deadly force” – a new rule for nuclear facility safety

deadly forceTenn. House OKs deadly force by security officers at ‘nuclear power reactor’ facilities http://www.knoxnews.com/news/politics/house-oks-deadly-force-by-security-officers-at-nuclear-power-reactor-facilities-2e94b9d4-2e46-5bc3-e-373013301.html By News Sentinel Staff, 25 Mar 16, NASHVILLE — The House gave final legislative approval Monday night to a bill expanding the use of deadly force by security officers at nuclear power reactor facilities.

Tennessee law currently allows the use of deadly force by security personnel at “category I nuclear facilities” — facilities possessing “strategic special nuclear material” defined and licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, “when reasonably necessary to prevent or impede an act of radiological sabotage,” under specific circumstances.

The bill expands the law to include any “nuclear power reactor facility.”

The House voted 94-0 Monday on the bill, following the Senate’s 32-0 vote on Feb. 29. The bill now goes to the governor.

March 26, 2016 - Posted by | safety, USA

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