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Nuclear Power Plant Security Rules

Did you know that nuclear power plants are subjected to some of the most stringent security rules possible?

With the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) revised the Design Basis Threats (DBTs) for nuclear plants.  The facility must be able to withstand everything from large aircraft crashes to force-on-force exercises without being compromised. These capabilities must be demonstrated regularly by participation in realistic drills supervised by the NRC.