Newport News Shipbuilding is in this town.
The guys that have been making nuclear powered carriers. Ten billion dollar machine made by the lowest bidder.
The story is that under the pipes that carry fluids to and from the reactors there are drip pans to rapidly id any leaks that may happen.
Ok, makes sense.
Now it takes a fair amount of smarts to work on those things and in those spaces. Not everybody gets in there.
One bozo from the back of the bus thought that this was a good place to take a whiz rather than climbing up a bunch of ladders and passages.
Whizzing in the pan was not a major problem, finding someone cleared to work in the space and with the necessary hazmat certifications was.
Stupid beyond belief.