Reader Wally B. emailed this link with the subject line “WTF?” Normally that’s not a word I use, even acronym’d, but in this case…well, what is going on here?
National Review has a short take on the story:
The Department of Energy’s Pantex plant in Amarillo, which “is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile” is on lockdown this morning over a “potential security situation.”
According to a release, the plant’s Emergency Response Organization (ERO) has been mobilized to respond to a security situation that occurred at approximately 8:00 A.M. The plant is now “in a lockdown status” and Pantex employees are being “sheltered-in-place.”
Responders are trained to deal with a variety of contingencies at the plant, including security, medical response, radiological assessment and firefighting. According to the release, “Pantex is also in the process of establishing communication links with various local, state and federal government agencies that will work with Pantex and communicate with the public during the response to this event.”
My request on this story is below the fold…
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I have to go all the way into town this afternoon so the ENT doctor can decide if I need a tube in my ear (uggh). Thus we won’t be around to dig out any further information on this and it sounds most ‘interesting’.
By the way, that page at National Review is &%$*#@ annoying. I understand having those ‘smart links’ (I believe that’s what they’re called) is a way to earn money, but I’d rather have ads up any day. Those darn things will start connecting if you get anywhere near the underlined information. It wouldn’t be so bad if they led anywhere you’d want to see, but invariably they don’t.
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