Thursday, December 18, 2008

Employee's stolen laptop does not pose a risk, FPL says

In the Miami Herald today, we learn that the theft of an FPL employee's laptop computer containing sensitive information about the Turkey Point nuclear plant poses "no risk" to the public safety.

Apparently, the laptop contained informationthat includes "a simulator model for the reactor and schematics" ... but "There was no security breach," stressed Florida Power & Light spokesman Tom Veenstra.

Just the latest with Turkey Point problems, as the Herald notes:

Turkey Point was in the news this week for another security matter.

A state commission on Tuesday ordered FPL to pay back $6 million it charged to customers after shutting down the plant in 2006 because a disgruntled contract employee drilled a hole in a crucial pipe.

Read the full Herald story online, here.

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