Attack at U.S. nuclear plant? Multiple shots fired at security officer — May have fled in boat — FBI sending team to site — “Many of the details I won’t be able to share”

Published: April 21st, 2013 at 1:29 pm ET


Oak Ridge Today: An unidentified suspect fired multiple rounds at a security officer on patrol at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant early Sunday morning, and at least one round hit the security officer’s vehicle, an official said. The Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear security officer fired back, also shooting multiple rounds. The suspect appeared to have initially been on the ground but may have fled in a boat, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said. […] Hopson said some information can’t be released yet, such as the identity of the security officer, or it is not available, such as the total number of rounds fired. Hopson didn’t have a description of the suspect. “Many of the details I won’t be able to share,” he said. […]

WATE: Authorities are investigating after a security guard was fired upon at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. It happened around 2 a.m. today on the TVA property near the Tennessee River- about a quarter mile from the plant’s protected area. Officials say the security officer was patrolling the area when he was shot at, he returned fire and was uninjured. The shooting lead the Watts Bar plant staff to declare an unusual event, which is the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four emergency classifications. […] The FBI will also be sending a team […] A suspect has not been found.

WBIR: Officials at the plant say the shooting happened early Sunday morning just after 2 a.m. on the Tennessee River side of the plant property. The incident is being labeled as an “unusual event,” the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four emergency classifications. […] TVA stated the incident happened several hundred yards from the sites protected area, which houses the reactor and power production facilities. […] Officials say the site remains under a heightened state of security […]

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Published: April 21st, 2013 at 1:29 pm ET


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32 comments to Attack at U.S. nuclear plant? Multiple shots fired at security officer — May have fled in boat — FBI sending team to site — “Many of the details I won’t be able to share”

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Hmmm… does this mean Obama can declare martial law? There's some kind of nuclear loophole (not that he needs one).

    "…Hopson didn’t have a description of the suspect. “Many of the details I won’t be able to share,” he said. “The investigation is still ongoing…”

    You useless eaters can check CNN or Fox News. They'll tell you if it's anything to be worried about.

    • steve cooper steve cooper

      What the heck are you talking about? Eater's?


        it's a reference, steve cooper, to a Bolshevik insult of 'commoners'. When you consider just how quick others are to swallow the 'party line', it's apropos…

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          It's also a reference to what those believed to be eugenicists in the upper-upper echelons of world society think of the common person. I generally don't like to quote Rense, but this is a good summary of the "useless eater" philosophy:

          "It is difficult to determine where this philosophy came from. Thomas Malthus wrote in 1798 that there will always be more people in the world than can be fed, hence the need for wars and diseases. We know that people like the British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes, birth control founder Margaret Sanger, Stalin and Adolf Hitler were practitioners of this philosophy, but the man who stands out as the biggest practitioner has to be "Red Terror" Felix Dzerzhinsky. Most Westerners have never heard of him, but he is a Communist god and they have erected a huge statue in his honour (torn down, but soon to be re-erected) in Moscow.

          Felix D. was a Polish aristocrat, Bolshevik and creator of the "Cheka" or "Secret Police" during the Russian revolution. He killed thousands of "counter revolutionaries" and all he needed was a confession to do so. Trials were therefore short and executions summarily ….

          Felix D. regarded mankind as being slightly above the level of cattle. He once told British agent Sydney Reilly, while the two were on a drinking binge that, "Man is of no importance. Look at what happens when you starve him. He begins to eat his dead companions …."

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            A further quote from the article at Rense:

            "Man has no natural enemies so he breeds uncontrollably. The artificially created, industrialized world has developed to the stage where it can support the meek of society; cripples, chronically sick, blind and deaf people, etc. Further these people are allowed to breed more cripples, chronically sick, blind and deaf "Useless Eaters" who would have died out in a natural environment and because of this situation, the human race is systematically weakened through enlarging numbers of useless eaters across the world. It has therefore become necessary to control the numbers of the so called "useless eaters" in order for the human race to remain strong and survive. It is important to note that one finds "Useless Eaters" amongst all nations. Race and nationality is of little importance here."

          • We Not They Finally

            I agree that quoting Rense can be risky. He does good work on Fukushima, but he also hosts the likes of David Duke. And programs like "The truth about Hitler." (I thought we already KNEW the truth about Hitler, yes? Now all that stuff didn't really happen?) And how Margaret Sanger got linked with Stalin and Hitler, who knows?

      • amberlight amberlight

        That would be you and me, Steve. It's a term the eugenicists use to describe the bulk of humanity. The inbred elites think they are the only ones worthy to live and prosper. We are either here to serve them or are merely a thorn in their sides to be eliminated.

      • James Hollen

        when marshal law finally comes to America, the NWO will put citizens in 2 groups. Your are either a worker for the common good or a worthless "eater" sucking off of social security. (take a good guess what is going to happen to "eaters") Take for instance the Nazi concentration camps. If you could not provide meaningful labor for the German war machine, you went to the ovens.

    • We Not They Finally

      You know something? Maybe it means that there are too many gun-happy lunatics running around in this violent country!! Obviously NO ONE would want martial law, but if you want me to decide to trust the National Guard or to trust some local gun-happy lunatic with an arsenal of assault weapons, not too hard a choice. Too many people want to just shoot first and think later.

  • lickerface lickerface

    Lots of incidents involving guns lately. Good citizens with guns are the most peaceful people I know. We just had the PG&E gun incident and now this energy facility experienced it.

    There's been a handul of odd events at nuke power plants specifically this month already. I have an idea on what's going on. Btw, if the suspect is believed to flee by boat, that seems rather military in my opinion. How close to the water was this security guard ya think?

    • amberlight amberlight

      We are on the cusp of a multi-pronged meltdown. None of these events—nuclear plant incidents, false flag shootings/bombings, corporate takeover of our food and water, foundering economy, dismantling the Bill of Rights, surveillance apparatus everywhere, etc.—is as isolated as they appear to be. Even if this latest drive-by (float-by?) turns out to be a drunken red-neck escapade, it does not obviate the reality of pervasive government involvement in acts of gross negligence, treason and mass murder!

      Our defense is knowledge of the truth and a willingness to share it to enlighten others.

      • We Not They Finally

        Points well taken. AND…. we are also a nation of gun-happy lunatics and "me-firsters." It doesn't lead to anywhere good.

        • stopnp stopnp

          What is a gun happy lunatic?


            it's anyone stopnp, who's not happy with the destruction themselves, their families or…nation…

            • stopnp stopnp

              Right? I'm a fan of the bill of rights. The nuke industry violates most of them. I like my guns too.

          • Lion76 Lion76

            a "gun happy lunatic" to me is anyone who thinks stockpiling weapons and ammo is any "answer" to any of these problems going on in the world today. It is a form of "passive aggression" and a product of fear. It is pointless posturing to say the least. There are no "solutions" to be found with it, it is extremely selfish and, judging by the pro-gun propaganda coming out since sandy hook, very pretentious and annoying. But, that's just "my" definition.

            I guess if there are people shooting at nuclear plants, we just need better armed nuclear plants.

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    "…Even if this latest drive-by (float-by?) turns out to be a drunken red-neck escapade…"

    There's really no reason to bring my mother-in-law into this.

  • Lion76 Lion76

    The best answer is to scrap nuclear power immediately and start cleaning up this mess for good. No other answer can compete with that.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    And Military Industry; via @AGreenRoad

    Fukushima Heating Ocean; 3 Melted Coriums The Cause? via @AGreenRoad

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Missing title above;

      Hijackers Took Oak Ridge Nuclear Reactor Hostage; We Are All Hostages To Nuclear Power And Military Industry; via @AGreenRoad

  • ftlt

    The guard might have been drunk on duty..

    Or he was bored and started plinking at beer cans until he remembered he had to account for his loads at the end of the shift..

    Or bigfoot is now armed and considered dangerous…

    This is like something off reality TV shows on cable TV…

    This is an odd report…

  • m a x l i

    A security officer on patrol in a car on a nuclear power plant is being shot at. Then, keeping two hands on the wheel while driving on in an accelerated fashion in order to not to become a standing target, he uses his third hand to pull out a gun, aim and shoot at the person hiding at 2 a.m. in a dark, unlit spot, which poses no difficulty for the night-vision eyes of the security officer.

    What does this story tell us? Well, it proves, your genomic stability is being compromised, when you have a job in close proximity to a nuclear power plant.

  • Wreedles Wreedles

    When you have three eyes, is the third automatcally night-vision enhanced?

    Blinky, is that you?!?