Nuclear plant security guard suspended

April 30, 2008 5:30:57 PM PDT
A Three Mile Island nuclear plant security guard has been suspended for being inattentive on the job. Plant spokesman Ralph DeSantis won't elaborate on what led to the guard's suspension on Tuesday and won't identify the man.

DeSantis says a plant supervisor discovered the guard wasn't paying attention in the afternoon.

DeSantis says no security breach or safety problem occurred as a result of the incident. He says the suspension will remain in effect pending an investigation.

Federal rules require critical nuclear plant employees to be attentive at all times.

Information from: The Patriot-News,