US Nuclear Reactor shut down on security threat

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US Nuclear Reactor shut down on security threat

WASHINGTON: United States declared a security threat on one if it's nuclear reactor over the news of a bomb inside the nuclear reactor.

The Savannah River Site (SRS) nuclear weapons complex in South Carolina declared a security alert and went into lockdown after it was feared a bomb had been discovered in a restroom.

The SRS facility was built in the 1950s to produce materials used in the fabrication of nuclear weapons, primarily tritium and plutonium-239 for nuclear weapons and continues to refine materials to support 'the nation’s nuclear deterrent'.

Spread over 310-square miles the complex operating under the US Department of Energy went into lockdown after staff discovered a bomb in a toilet.