Intruders caught inside security fence at nuclear reactor near San Francisco

Intruders caught inside security fence at nuclear reactor near San Francisco
Uhura (Nichele Nichols) and Chekov (Walter Koenig) evade security at the site of the nearest nuclear reactor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount). YouTube video

[Ed. – Sooner or later, everything from Star Trek comes true.  (Yeah, yeah, I know, Uhura and Chekov sneaked onto “USS Enterprise” (actually, a stand-in, USS Ranger) in Star Trek IV.  But they did site the time-travel incident in Alameda.  Work with me, people.  And yes, Ranger was a conventional powered carrier.  Enterprise Actual wasn’t available. And yes, in all seriousness, this fence-jumping is a bad thing.  If you could have just enjoyed a mild joke without all those caveats, God bless you and yours to the seventh generation.)]

Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb.

The intruders jumped a security perimeter fence at the Vallecitos reactor in Alameda County on Wednesday afternoon, a 1,600-acre (647.5-hectare) site about 40 miles (64 km) east of San Francisco, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on its website in a security threat notice.

They escaped security at the plant after being detected, but shortly afterwards suspects were detained outside the facility, the NRC said.

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