Friday, 24 July 2009

Games console nearly sparks Armageddon!

Occasions when electronic video games consoles are appropriate: while relaxing at home, a distraction on long journeys, entertainment while on holiday ...

Occasions when they are NOT appropriate: GUARDING A HIGH SECURITY NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT!

Three guards have been suspended for bringing video game devices, including one with transmitting capability, into the heart of a the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Spokeswoman Courtney Henry confirmed that the three security police officers were suspended without pay for an incident three weeks ago at the plant after they brought electronic game devices into the plant's "protected area" where warhead parts are made, dismantled and recycled.

Not even mobile phones are allowed in there, yet one of the players was a portable Sony PSP with "transmission capability".

The plant has since issued new rules requiring that guards personal bags be checked before they are taken into the area.

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