Foreign terrorist tries to attack a nuclear power plant
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#2 Apr 21, 2013
At least somebody was trying to probe the defenses at a nuclear power plant...
#3 Apr 21, 2013
More than one?
#4 Apr 21, 2013
#5 Apr 21, 2013
It was drill?
#6 Apr 21, 2013
Why did they put gunshot holes in the security car.
These terrorists only had access all to the electricity going into the site and the cooling water intake from the river!
#7 Apr 21, 2013
TVA: Suspect shoots at security officer at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, officer shoots back
April 21, 2013
Federal and local authorities are continuing their search for a gunman who escaped after a shootout with a security officer on the perimeter of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant site near Spring City, Tenn., overnight.
The suspect fired multiple rounds at a Tennessee Valley Authority security officer who was on a routine patrol near the banks of Chickamauga Lake about 2 a.m. Sunday, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said.
The officer encountered the suspect in a clearly marked restricted area several hundred yards from the site’s protected area, which houses the reactor and power production facilities, but still within the plant property.
When the officer confronted the person,“The individual fired on the officer, striking the officer’s vehicle,” said Hopson.“The officer returned fire, and as the officer was calling for backup, the individual fled the scene.”
Both parties fired multiple rounds, he added. The security officer was not hurt and, as of yet, authorities have found no evidence that the gunman was struck either, according to Hopson.
It was the first such incident at the Watts Bar plant since it became operational in 1996, he added.
The FBI responded, along with personnel from the Rhea and Meigs County sheriff’s offices, who searched both sides of the lake for the suspect. The plant is located on the Rhea County side of the lake, south of Watts Bar Dam.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared “an unusual event,” the lowest of the NRC’s four emergency classifications.
“We were on a heightened state of awareness before the event,” said Hopson, referencing last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The plant stood down from the “unusual event” classification at 12:30 p.m., once authorities sufficiently searched the property to ensure there were no threats to the site or to public safety, he said.
The plant remains on a heightened state of security, however, and the investigation is ongoing.
More details as they develop online and in Monday’s News Sentinel.
#8 Apr 21, 2013
Sounds like someone had something personal going on?
#9 Apr 21, 2013
There is going to be foot prints...
Maybe stealing copper...
Its terrorist to me....
#10 Apr 22, 2013
Sounds like the guard could use some more target practice.
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