Private security at the sites are currently armed, but to a lesser degree. Together, the original proposal and supplement are designed to fend off any attempts at “radiological sabotage” at 65 operating power reactor sites, 53 of which have on-site spent fuel storage areas.
If adopted, the new regulation would be voluntary, and the nation’s nuclear operators would have the option of applying for the added security.
Members of the public and interested parties will have 45 days to comment on the proposal. (The Hill, 1/9/2012)
Maybe the minigun: