A spokesman for a group of nuclear power plants in New Jersey says a U.S. man charged in Yemen with being a member of al-Qaida had previously worked at the plants.
The FBI confirmed Thursday, March 11, 2010 that the agency is looking into the case of 26-year-old son, Sharif Mobley, who grew up in Buena and is an allegedal-Qaida member raised in New Jersey who is accused of trying to shoot his way out of a hospital in Yemen.
PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar says Sharif Mobley worked as a laborer for several contractors at its three plants on Artificial Island in Lower Alloways Creek from 2002 to 2008 carrying supplies and doing maintenance work.
Delmar says he satisfied federal background checks as recently as 2008.
He says that the 26-year-old Mobley also worked at other plants in the region. Delmar says the plant is cooperating with authorities.
Nuclear reactors remain a tempting target for terrorists, requiring ever vigilant security measures.
Yemeni officials confirmed on Thursday that Mobley is in custody.
Update: scooped Hot Air by two hours.
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AS LONG AS WE'RE AT WAR WITH ISLAM, NO MUSLIM SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WORK IN ANY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.
AND WE'RE NOT AT WAR WITH ISLAM BECAUSE I SAY WE ARE, WE ARE BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY ARE!