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Aug 17, 2015

Aug 17 2015 3:52 pm Aug 17 5:13 pm  aikenstandard

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Possible explosive materials at the Savannah River Site led to law enforcement agencies from South Carolina and Georgia being called out to the site to assist the SRS security contractor.

The issue, which is taking place at the site’s H Area, is still being resolved.

According to a 5 p.m. update, the site was put in lockdown mode this afternoon after electronic and canine scans of a vendor delivery truck indicated a possibility of explosive residue on the truck.

Earlier information revealed that no one has been allowed in or out of the facility and that site barricades are closed off to incoming traffic.

According to a source on the site, a bomb-sniffing dog alerted on a vehicle in the area around 2:38 p.m.

In an earlier press release, SRS wrote that “a potential security event is in progress that has triggered emergency response activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site,” and the release is “being sent to you as part of our emergency response organization information process.”

SRS also stated there is no indication of a “consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries,” and the Site will provide further information when it becomes available.

The site’s H Area is the location of H Canyon, the only hardened chemical separations facility still operating in the U.S. The primary mission of the H-Canyon Complex is to dissolve, purify and blend-down surplus highly enriched uranium from both within American borders and materials that come from other countries.

A secondary mission for H-Canyon is to dissolve excess plutonium and transfer it for vitrification in the Defense Waste Processing Facility at SRS.

The Aiken Standard will update this story as more information becomes available.

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