US Nuke Site On Lockdown After ‘Security Event’

The Savannah River Site

The Savannah River Site in South Carolina

A nuclear power plant in South Carolina has been put on lockdown after a “potential security event” took place there on Monday afternoon.

At least one bomb-sniffing dog alerted on a vehicle at the Savannah River Site (SRS), in a part of the facility known as H Area. This is where uranium is purified and blended down, and access plutonium is dissolved for transfer to waste processing.

The truck was coming in to restock vending machines. As a precaution, bomb detecting units were brought in to assess the situation. No one is allowed in or out of the nuclear facility.

The Savannah River Site as seen from outer space.

The Savannah River Site as seen from outer space.

The Savannah River site issued a statement assuring the public of the facility’s security and said in part, “there is no indication of a consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries.”

The SRS nuclear facility is located on land in Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell counties adjacent to the Savannah River, 25 miles southeast of Augusta.

UPDATE: No bomb was found on the delivery truck entering the facility, according to authorities.

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