Nuclear Weapon Drivers Reportedly Drunk on Job
Nukes and booze don’t mix, particularly when some US government employees whose job it was to transport nuclear weapons in trucks reportedly got drunk on the job.
Sixteen alcohol-related incidents among drivers have been investigated by the US Energy Department’s assistant inspector general. The incidents occurred between 2007 and 2009 and involved National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Surface Transportation personnel.
In certain cases some of the workers were detained by police while on the job. The agency prevents agents from consuming alcohol for 10 hours before they report to work. In several instances, workers parked vehicles in “safe harbors” before checking into hotels and drinking.