Reactor Operator at Limerick Plant Busted for Alcohol

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a reactor operator at Limerick Generating Station has lost his license after allegedly failing a random urine test. When alcohol was detected in the man’s urine, he was relieved of his duties. Must…resist…urge…to crack…Homer…Simpson joke.

A spokesman for the NRC says the man was never alone in the control room and all his activities from that day were properly reviewed. Neil Sheehan says a violation has been placed in the man’s file and he will have to provide a written response if he ever applies for a license again. []