Probe Finds 'Alcohol Incidents' Among DOE Agents on Nuke-Transport Duty

"Several Department of Energy agents tasked with transporting nuclear weapons got drunk while on duty, according to the agency's inspector general office.

In a recent memo (pdf), Assistant Inspector General Sandra Bruce reported that the office confirmed 16 alcohol-related incidents from 2007 through 2009.

Two of those incidents occurred during "secure transportation missions" while the agents were checked into hotels for the night. In 2007 an agent was arrested for public intoxication, and in 2009 two agents were temporarily detained by police officers after an incident at a local bar."

Emily Yehle reports for Greenwire November 22, 2010.

Source: Greenwire, 11/24/2010