Suspicious package surfaces at Arizona Nuke Plant
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 00:11
  
New York: A suspicious item, which was found at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona in the US today was removed by a bomb squad.

The security officers at the plant called the Maricopa County Sheriff's office at around 5 am and then called again when a second package was discovered.

Palo Verde officials said one package was found and the area around it had been evacuated. The nation's largest nuclear plant, 55 miles west of Phoenix, has not been locked down, KTAR.com reported.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Lee said, the incident "was serious enough to shut down the checkpoint. It was shift change, it caused quite a backup. The power plant remained operational the whole time."

Lee said a "non-badged" driver was being questioned.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 00:11


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