About 80 campers are ready in case critical Cook Nuclear Plant workers have to shelter at the plant.

BRIDGMAN — Most people don’t imagine camping in the shadow of a nuclear power plant, but that’s what some workers at Cook Nuclear Plant are preparing to do.

“Being part of the nuclear industry, we have to be prepared for everything,” plant spokesman Bill Downey said. “We have to protect the plant and keep the power running. To do that, we’ve got to have some critical employees that are here and available in a moments notice.”

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