Exelon Ends Contract With Security Company

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago-based Exelon will replace Wackenhut with an in-house security force at its ten nuclear power plants after incidents in which guards at a plant in Pennsylvania were videotaped sleeping on the job.

The announcement came two-and-a-half months after Exelon terminated its contract with Wackenhut at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant after security officers were recorded nodding off or dozing.

Exelon says it's acting even though a review of security at its other plants found "no significant deficiencies." The change is to be made by next July.

The company was under pressure to take the action following an uproar over the sleeping incidents.

Exelon has 17 reactors at 10 plants nationwide, including in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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