Even the biggest apologists for nuclear power will have trouble wishing this one away.
The Norristown, Pennsylvania, Times-Herald reported yesterday:
An operator in the reactor control room of Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station was found to be under the influence of alcohol in July, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The operator, Roger T. Devlin, had his license revoked at Exelon’s request and he has not challenged the accusation, according to the NRC.
The incident occurred on July 14 and was discovered as the result of a random test as part of NRC’s “fitness for duty” requirements.