Monday, August 17, 2015

Lockdown lifted at South Carolina Nuclear Site

By WSAV Staff

Published: August 17, 2015, 5:43 pm Updated: August 17, 2015, 6:11 pm

Aiken County, SC – We have an update to the lock down at the Savannah River Site.

SRS officials are now saying no explosive residue was found on a vendor’s truck at the facility:

“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.”


Aiken County, SC – We have an update to the lock down at the Savannah River Site.

We have now learned that some vehicles are now being allowed into the facility.

We will continue to follow ths story and provide more details as they become available.

Aiken County, SC – We have the latest information on a situation at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County that caused the facility to be locked down Monday afternoon.

Barricades are up at the gate and no one is being let onto the facility.

Officials at the facility say there has been a possible security breach.

They’ve let several vehicles out of the gate, but all incoming traffic has been blocked off.

Trucks are lined up at the gate and some have even been turned around.

The emergency lock down was issued after a K9 alerted to possible explosive residue on a delivery truck. South Carolina and Georgia law enforcement are on the site now.

The incident happened in the site’s H Area and no one is being let into the nuclear facility. As a precaution, bomb detection units were called in to access the situation.

The company is calling the incident a “a potential security event that triggered emergency response”.

The site will remain on lock down until officials believe the area is clear. They don’t believe it to be dangerous, but they say they want to take extra precaution.

We are continuing to follow this story and will keep you updated with the latest information as it comes in.



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