Media not kept out of trial on A-plant security fraud
Rock Island, Ill.
The judge in the security-violation cover-up trial of the nation's largest nuclear power producer declined to rule Monday on a defense motion to exclude the news media and the public from presentation of classified information. He also denied a motion to exclude evidence of at least 35 additional federal security violations not listed in the indictment.Skip to next paragraph
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Commonwealth Edison Company and two of its employees are charged with fraud and conspiracy for allegedly trying to cover up security violations at a nuclear power station. The trial could lead to tough security standards for the entire nuclear power industry.