AIKEN, S.C. (AP) – Law enforcement officials have determined there was no explosive residue on a delivery truck that triggered an emergency response at a former bomb-making site in South Carolina that still handles nuclear materials.
The Savannah River Site said in a news release Monday that an all-clear was given about 6 p.m. and the site returned to normal activities.
Several hours earlier, a dog and electronic scans had indicated the truck might have explosive residue on it. Site barricades had been closed to prevent incoming traffic.
The Savannah River Site was built in the 1950s to produce plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs. Current work at the 310-square-mile site ranges from cleaning up areas contaminated by weapons production to storing and processing nuclear material.
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