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SEIU to Exelon: Scratch Wackenhut Security from All Your Nuclear Plants.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exelon Corporation announced yesterday (September 24) that they will terminate Wackenhut from their nuclear security detail at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in York County, Pa., after an internal investigation by the company found Wackenhut security officers sleeping on the job.

"We commend Exelon for doing the right thing to protect the safety of the communities and the workers around Peach Bottom," said Valarie Long, head of SEIU's Property Services division. "But we also strongly encourage Exelon to consider similar measures at the ten other nuclear sites where they contract Wackenhut because of Wackenhut's track-record of inadequate staffing and security at sensitive sites. …

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