8 November 2007 at 1:52:49 PM
Many of the nation's nuclear plants are guarded by specially-trained forces from Wackenhut security. They're manning the front lines in the war on terror.
But video obtained exclusively by CBS News shows a look at what some have been doing on the job, CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports.
They've been sleeping....
They even notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but nothing changed. So the guard decided to use his cell phone and camera to get evidence.
They videotaped napping in March … still at it in June ... and getting more shuteye in August.
Wackenhut, which heads up security at 29 nuclear plants, wouldn't agree to an interview.
Yeah. I'll bet.
And not just at Peach Bottom but at Florida's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant.
Just this week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed the same problem at Florida's Turkey Point Nuclear Plant from 2004-2006. Multiple Wackenhut guards were "inattentive" or served as "lookouts" for others.
But that hasn't affected the company's ability to get hundreds of millions of your tax dollars to protect some of the most sensitive government sites in the nation.
That includes a $549 million contract to guard the federal Y-12 complex - a prime target for terrorists because it stores tons of highly-enriched uranium.
News 8 in PA found out that the government knew about allegations of sleeping guards for months... before anything was done about it.
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