2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 25 - Offenses Affecting Railroads, Public Utilities and Carriers.
97-25-57 - Nuclear sabotage.
§ 97-25-57. Nuclear sabotage.
Any person who shall, by any act or omission, (a) wilfully and maliciously destroy or cause or attempt to cause damage or loss to a nuclear electrical generating facility or its components, including the electrical transmission lines or switching equipment used in direct connection with such a facility; or (b) feloniously take, steal and carry away or remove, alter or otherwise render unusable or unsafe the spent or unspent nuclear fuel used or stored in a nuclear electrical generating facility or nuclear storage facility shall be guilty of the crime of nuclear sabotage and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or both.
This section shall be construed to cover acts and omissions of persons employed at such nuclear facilities, or persons otherwise rightfully upon the premises of such a facility, as well as all other persons; provided, however, that this section does not apply to acts or omissions carried out in accordance with official rules or directives relating to plant operation, or within the scope of responsibility of judgment delegated to persons employed at such nuclear facilities.
Sources: Laws, 1981, ch. 541, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 1981.
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