Gov’t: Emergency responders are “responding to an incident” at nuclear site outside Las Vegas

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 10:05 pm ET
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UPDATED HERE: CNN: "Suspicious item" causes security incident at Nevada nuclear site -- Gov't: "We acted out of an abundance of caution... There will be a lot of followup on this"

CNN, 9:39p ET:

Emergency officials responded Tuesday to a “security incident” at the Nevada National Security Site, a dispatcher there told CNN.

The dispatcher did not want to be identified.

A news release from the National Nuclear Security Administration, datelined Las Vegas, says, “Emergency responders are currently responding to an incident on the central portion of the Nevada National Security Site. More information will be released as it becomes available.” [...]

8 News NOW, 9:41p ET:

BREAKING NEWS: NNSA Reports Incident at Nevada Nat’l Security Site [...]

The incident is located in the central portion of the site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. The site is located about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

“We have a security incident in Area 6″ -Kelly Snyder, a spokeswoman for the National Nuclear Security Administration

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 10:05 pm ET
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