“All Clear” Given For Savannah River Site Nuclear Facility after “Security Event”

Aiken, S.C. — Officials have given the all clear after a “potential security event” at the Savannah River Site Nuclear Facility Monday evening.

According to a news release by the Savannah River Site, “An offsite law enforcement investigation has found no explosive residue or device on the truck that was inspected this afternoon at the Savannah River Site. An all clear was given and the site returned to normal activities at 5:52 p.m.”

In an earlier post on the Savannah River Site’s Facebook page it said “A potential security event is in progress that has triggered emergency response activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Site barricades are currently closed to incoming traffic. There is no indication of a consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries.”

They said in a second post that the event was declared after electronic and canine scans of a vendor delivery truck indicated a possibility of explosive residue on the truck. Law enforcement agencies from South Carolina and Georgia were called and are on the scene to assist Centerra, the site security contractor.


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