"It's a systemic problem throughout the complex," Stockton commented. "If it hadn't been filmed they probably would have ignored it."
Stockton believes the NRC likely spent more than the fine amount to investigate the violation. He insisted Exelon should have been fined at least a million dollars because of the potential severity of the violation and other issues the plant has had over the years.
Archer said Peach Bottom has not been previously fined for this issue and that since Exelon Nuclear Security has been in place, she is not aware of security officers being caught asleep on the job.
The Peach Bottom nuclear plant produces electricity for two million homes largely serving central Pennsylvania, Maryland and parts of New Jersey.