Lockdown lifted at US nuke site after sniffer-dog false alarm

By REUTERS
August 18, 2015 02:52

 
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A nuclear site in South Carolina was reopened from more than two hours in lockdown on Monday, after a bomb-sniffing dog over-reacted and halted a delivery truck, the Department of Energy said in a statement.

No explosive residue or device was found on the truck after a search by law enforcement, the Savannah River Site said in a statement on its Facebook page.

The dog had barked at a truck that services vending machines, said an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The facility, which was put in lockdown for a "potential security event" following the alarm, purifies highly enriched uranium and is part of the DoE's nuclear arm.

The Savannah River Site placed its H Area on a "phase II" security alert and personnel were told to remain in their offices or labs until further notice, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, sent around 3:30 p.m. local time (1930 GMT).

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