A southeastern Michigan nuclear power plant operator recently failed his random drug test and was suspended for at least 14 days under federal rules for nuclear plants. Federal rules require nuclear plant workers to be tested randomly for drugs and alcohol. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng hinted that the owner - DTE Energy will decide whether to fire the employee or refer him to a program for substance abuse treatment and evaluation. A reactor employee who fails a drug test twice will have access to any nuclear plant revoked for at least five years.
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