With gun violence proliferating at an alarming rate across the United States, federal authorities with Nuclear Regulatory Commission are now investigating a security breach at Exelon's LaSalle nuclear power plant involving the theft of two handguns the sites security arsenal. The ABC news affilitate in Chicago, IL first reported the gun theft and security breach.
Company officials claim that the theft was not a security breach. The fact of the matter, the event exposed that the arsenal for the nuclear power plant was not secured and the two weapons were apparently slipped past site metal detectors.
Exelon's site security was in the news in 2013 after two of its nuclear power plant workers at the Dresden nuclear power plant were discovered to have been plotting and recruiting other workers to stage an armed robbery of a payroll truck.
For more on the LaSalle security breach go to Enformable.