Bomb alert at Savannah River Site in South Carolina


PUBLISHED Wed, November 02, 2016 - 5:50pm EDT
Credit: Savannah River Site


A security alert was declared at South Carolina's nuclear facility on the Savannah River after a possible explosive device was located in a restroom, officials say. The device was later determined to be safe. (more)





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when a suspicious device was located inside a restroom in the A Area of the Savannah River Site. As a result, a security alert was declared and emergency services were called to the scene.

As a precaution, investigators treated it as an actual explosive device until they were able to determine that the device did not pose a threat.

"The All-Clear has been given at Savannah River Site," the facility said in a statement just before 6 p.m. "After a thorough investigation, the suspicious item was determined to be non-threatening and the Site has been returned to normal operations."

The Savannah River Site once produced plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs but is now focused on Department of Energy missions in national security, energy independence, innovative technology and environmental stewardship.

A security alert also occurred in August 2015 when electronic and canine scans of a vendor delivery truck indicated the possibility of explosives, prompting a lockdown of the complex. It was later determined that nothing hazardous was inside the vehicle.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  Aiken, SC     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

TV stations in Guam accidentally broadcast civil danger warning

News summary for Monday, August 14, 2017

Protesters tear down Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina

Kim Jong Un briefed on Guam missile plan, does not issue order

Suicidal man crashes car into pizzeria near Paris, killing 1





BNO NEWS RADIO







SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


News summary for Monday, August 14, 2017

Protesters tear down Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina

Suicidal man crashes car into pizzeria near Paris, killing 1

Texas Amber Alert: Priscilla Martinez abducted from Hidalgo County

Indonesia earthquake: Strong tremor hits off Sumatra, felt in Singapore





VIDEOS


North Korea fires missile capable of reaching major U.S. cities

Manafort subpoenaed to testify

Emergency UN Security Council to convene over West Bank

What to watch in the markets: Monday, July 24

Daring Truck Rescue In China Flood