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Nuclear plant war games postponed

June 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM   |   Comments

BUCHANAN, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has postponed war games at a New York state power plant due to the fake ammunition causing people to pass out.

The NRC said the high-tech war games, which use blank rounds and lasers to simulate gun battles, were postponed at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan after a security officer at New Hampshire's Seabrook nuclear power complained of light-headedness resulting from the mock assault, The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y., reported Monday.

"The issue is that carbon monoxide is emitted from the firing of multiple rounds in a security enclosure, where ventilation is limited," NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said. "This is the first force-on-force exercise that has been postponed due to this issue."

The equipment manufacturer, Florida-based Saab Training USA, said it is working to resolve the issue.

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