In a Cleveland Plain Dealer article entitled "Federal security concerns since 9/11 have turned U.S. nuclear power plants into armed fortresses," Beyond Nuclear's Paul Gunter questioned claims by the nuclear power industry and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that security at atomic reactors is strong. The article concluded:
"None of the proposed preparations to cope with a natural disaster or a terrorist attack are adequate, said Paul Gunter, director of the reactor oversight project for Beyond Nuclear, an anti-nuclear group.
'The fundamental issue is how can you make something that is inherently dangerous safe,' he challenged. 'This is all spin. The vulnerability of nuclear power plants to the loss of offsite power remains an issue coming out of Fukushima as well as 9-11.' "