Security officers at nuclear plants in Michigan would be allowed to use deadly force to protect the facilities in the event of a terrorist attack under bills introduced in Lansing by Representative Al Pscholka and Senator John Proos. Their bills would update state law, which currently does not give security officials guarding Cook, Palisades and Fermi any more authority to protect the plants than the rest of us have to protect our homes and businesses. Federal law dictates the use of force at nuclear facilities be in accordance with state law. Pscholka noted that while the plants are among the most secure facilities in the country, officers need the ability to use deadly force if necessary in the event of a terrorist attack.
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