Clifton "Skip" Travis is a security supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. He is on personal leave from work for stress.
In five years he rose from guard to a lieutenant ranking supervisor. He adamantly insists that to save money, Indian Point's security is so bad terrorists could take over the facility.
Travis, who has never been in the military or full-time law enforcement, said that some guards sleep on the job, others play video games, though the majority he calls "hard working and honest.
He said he told many officials of the alleged security failings at Indian Point without much response.
For that reason, he said he filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Entergy enterprises, the owner and operator of Indian Point.
Entergy counters that the security is working and been approved by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Individual instances of sleeping on the job or playing video games are not denied.
The three-judge panel that will hold public hearings on the re-licensing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant is expected to hear about the safety of removing radioactive waste form the facility. Security will probably be discussed as well.