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Pantex [nuclear facility] on Lockdown (Panhandle, TX) [Update: false alarm.]
newschannel10.com ^ | 01/15/10 | newschannel10.com

Posted on 01/15/2010 7:51:23 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

Panhandle, TX - Friday 01/15/2010

-- The Carson County Sheriff's Department says Pantex is on lockdown.

They wouldn't release anymore information except that they have a number of sheriff's officers at the nuclear facility, and they are investigating.

NewsChannel 10 will keep you updated as information becomes available.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: lockdown; nuclera; tx
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1 posted on 01/15/2010 7:51:26 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

Pantex is what?


2 posted on 01/15/2010 7:53:12 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://www.nukewatch.org/PX/index.html


3 posted on 01/15/2010 7:53:30 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m hitting the shower


4 posted on 01/15/2010 7:54:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Twitter reporting "employees are in shelters".

sw

5 posted on 01/15/2010 7:54:33 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: BallyBill

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=402277


6 posted on 01/15/2010 7:54:41 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Placeholder.


7 posted on 01/15/2010 7:54:49 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://myhighplains.com/content/fulltext/?cid=105821


8 posted on 01/15/2010 7:54:54 AM PST by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: AppyPappy

Sounds series...


9 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:10 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("I don't give them Hell / I tell the truth about them / And they think it's Hell" -- Harry Truman)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=402277

Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:39 a.m.

Read more: Local, State, Crime, Business, Pantex, Texas, Texas Panhandle

AMARILLO, TEXAS — The Pantex Plant, located in the Texas Panhandle, has been placed on lockdown. Below is the official release from the plant.

NEWS RELEASE

Pantex Activates Emergency Response Organization

· The Plant is in a lockdown status and the situation is being evaluated in order to facilitate security actions. Pantex employees are sheltered-in-place.
· Pantex’s response effort is being conducted by the Emergency Response Organization, a highly trained group of employees with detailed knowledge of plant operations and emergency response procedures. These employees represent plant functions such as security, logistics, safety, medical response, radiological assessment, firefighting, operations and public information.
· The emergency responders’ top priorities are the safety of the public, workers and the environment, as well as ensuring security is maintained.
· 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.
Public Information

Public information for this event is currently being coordinated by the Pantex Public Affairs Organization, which will release additional information as it becomes available. Public Affairs will notify the media regarding scheduling interviews and/or news conferences.

Background Information
The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Plant is the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Located about 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, the facility is managed and operated by B&W Pantex. Pantex’s missions include assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons; maintenance, modification and evaluation of nuclear weapons; interim storage of plutonium pits from dismantled nuclear weapons; and fabrication of high explosive components for nuclear weapons. More information about Pantex is available on the web at www.pantex.com.


10 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:27 AM PST by deport (46 AYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: BallyBill

They rebuild and disassemble all the nuclear weapons in the country.


11 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:27 AM PST by Tolsti2
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To: AppyPappy

Employee gone postal again?


12 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:35 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: BallyBill

It is the Nuclear weapons assembly and dis-assembly plant.


13 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:37 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: spectre

NEWS RELEASE

Pantex Activates Emergency Response Organization

· The Plant is in a lockdown status and the situation is being evaluated in order to facilitate security actions. Pantex employees are sheltered-in-place.
· Pantex’s response effort is being conducted by the Emergency Response Organization, a highly trained group of employees with detailed knowledge of plant operations and emergency response procedures. These employees represent plant functions such as security, logistics, safety, medical response, radiological assessment, firefighting, operations and public information.
· The emergency responders’ top priorities are the safety of the public, workers and the environment, as well as ensuring security is maintained.
· 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.
Public Information

Public information for this event is currently being coordinated by the Pantex Public Affairs Organization, which will release additional information as it becomes available. Public Affairs will notify the media regarding scheduling interviews and/or news conferences.

Background Information
The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Plant is the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Located about 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, the facility is managed and operated by B&W Pantex. Pantex’s missions include assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons; maintenance, modification and evaluation of nuclear weapons; interim storage of plutonium pits from dismantled nuclear weapons; and fabrication of high explosive components for nuclear weapons. More information about Pantex is available on the web at www.pantex.com.


14 posted on 01/15/2010 7:55:38 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: deport

15 posted on 01/15/2010 7:56:29 AM PST by deport (46 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: ZX12R
Armed hunters spotted in field near plant, all is clear now, move along:)
16 posted on 01/15/2010 7:56:45 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Fox just said it was some hunters!


17 posted on 01/15/2010 7:56:49 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ZX12R

All clear. FOX says it was triggered by hunters spotted in the field close to the plant.


18 posted on 01/15/2010 7:57:01 AM PST by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: spectre
Twitter reporting "employees are in shelters".

Who's tweets are you following?
19 posted on 01/15/2010 7:57:22 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: TornadoAlley3

Fox News just said that the whole thing is about a couple of “armed hunters” spotted close to the facility. Apparently the situation has been cleared up.

Fercryinoutloud.


20 posted on 01/15/2010 7:57:40 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

That’s likely the first page in the Emergency Response folder of the PR-designate on the ERT.


21 posted on 01/15/2010 7:59:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: TornadoAlley3

Maybe its Code Pink/Hamas in an alliance


22 posted on 01/15/2010 7:59:40 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hunters walking in the field across from the nuclear plant.

“.....hey cletus....we are be attacked by guys wearin’ orange vests...”


23 posted on 01/15/2010 7:59:47 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: TornadoAlley3

Good grief.


24 posted on 01/15/2010 8:00:11 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: TornadoAlley3

Those damn right wing radicals killing animals are Napolitano’s #1 concern.


25 posted on 01/15/2010 8:00:47 AM PST by JerseyDvl (The Obama Doctrine in 6 words - Embolden Enemies, Abandon Allies, WEAKEN AMERICA.)
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To: ZX12R
Google has the running tweets posted. "no danger, hunters were spotted".

sw

26 posted on 01/15/2010 8:00:53 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: Vaquero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfs3BJZxKkc


27 posted on 01/15/2010 8:01:18 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

are they hunting wild pig?


28 posted on 01/15/2010 8:01:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: BallyBill

Nuke site.


29 posted on 01/15/2010 8:02:37 AM PST by calex59
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To: Ramius

Two guys in orange vests with shotguns,,,,

The wacko that set off the lockdown should be quartered and drawn. This is what you get when you have liberals in charge of serious business.


30 posted on 01/15/2010 8:03:13 AM PST by Concho
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To: spectre

Thanks, I didn’t know about google posting them.


31 posted on 01/15/2010 8:03:54 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Haiku Guy

This could be hugh!


32 posted on 01/15/2010 8:04:03 AM PST by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: deport; Admin Moderator
The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Plant is the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility.

Perhaps title could be updated from "[nuclear facility]" to "[nuke weapons facility]" to underline importance?

33 posted on 01/15/2010 8:04:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Concho

The wacko that set off the lockdown should be quartered and drawn. This is what you get when you have liberals in charge of serious business.


I was going to ask why a Texas business/utility had “gone p*ssy”.


34 posted on 01/15/2010 8:05:11 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: GeronL

No pigs there north east of Amarillo. That is all wheat ground, no cover. The only thing that they would be hunting in the fields at this time would be pheasants.


35 posted on 01/15/2010 8:05:18 AM PST by Concho
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To: Ramius
Fox News just said that the whole thing is about a couple of “armed hunters” spotted close to the facility.

Surely the White House will call for regulations requiring that in the future, all hunters must be unarmed...

It will make the whole proposition much more sportin'...

36 posted on 01/15/2010 8:09:03 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("I don't give them Hell / I tell the truth about them / And they think it's Hell" -- Harry Truman)
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To: Concho

Well, on the bright side, as unscheduled drills go it serves some function just to test the response protocol.

I wonder if that newest warning of a possible new attack doesn’t have everybody getting a little jumpy. Especially folks doing security at nuclear facilities.


37 posted on 01/15/2010 8:09:56 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Better a False alarm than any of the other choices.


38 posted on 01/15/2010 8:13:15 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Haiku Guy

Naw, he’ll make it an Executive Order. That way he doesnt have to ask Congress. In addition they will probably close the airspace over it, because it is directly 1 mile off the east end of the main runway at AMR airport. Every time I fly in to AMR, I begin letting down right over Pantex. We wont be able to have that any more.


39 posted on 01/15/2010 8:14:13 AM PST by Concho
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To: ZX12R

LOLOL....the danger of dummies tweeting.

Guess they never heard the expression ‘shelter in place’.


40 posted on 01/15/2010 8:15:26 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: TornadoAlley3

41 posted on 01/15/2010 8:16:28 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Armed hunters” Seems kinda redundant, don’t ya think? As an “Armed” hunter in West Texas not to far from Amarillo, may I just say: BWAWAWA!

I’ll spread the word. We should be hunting unarmed.


42 posted on 01/15/2010 8:22:12 AM PST by Lord_Calvinus
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To: Ramius

Yes, that is a good point, after I took a walk and had a couple more cups of coffee to calm down on, I thought, well, it was a good opportunity to test the responses in case the Red Dawn hunters breached the fence and tried to make off with national secrets.


43 posted on 01/15/2010 8:24:58 AM PST by Concho
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To: toomanygrasshoppers
All clear. FOX says it was triggered by hunters spotted in the field close to the plant.

They weren't "Amish" were they?

44 posted on 01/15/2010 8:25:05 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama's US is "harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend" - Bernard Lewis warning...)
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To: Concho
The only thing that they would be hunting in the fields at this time would be pheasants.

Pheasant season is over. From TPWD:

Open season: December 5, 2009-January 3, 2010. Bag Limit: three cocks. Possession limit: six cocks.

However, Quail is still in season:

tatewide: Open season: October 31, 2009-February 28, 2010. Daily bag limit: 15 Possession limit: 45

45 posted on 01/15/2010 8:25:36 AM PST by El Gato
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To: paulycy

Love it! LOL!


46 posted on 01/15/2010 8:27:38 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: El Gato

Maybe no one bothered to tell the local illegal Mexicans that.......roflmao


47 posted on 01/15/2010 8:31:34 AM PST by Concho
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To: Vaquero

Hey, thanks for the shout-out!

Funny how a couple of guys carrying guns cause a minor panic while guys in turbans can’t be questioned for fear of discrimminatory profiling.

If these hunters are detained, I hope they start screaming about how they were profiled!


48 posted on 01/15/2010 8:41:43 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Concho

I always wonder if events like this are “dry run” tests of how we will react if...

Or, if someone is trying to lower facility sensitivity to armed men by posing as hunters.

The plant’s reaction is reassuring to me. I hope they stay hypersensitive.


49 posted on 01/15/2010 8:44:30 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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Maybe no one bothered to tell the local illegal Mexicans that.......roflmao

You suppose it might be difficult to tell an Illegal Mexican from an an Illegal (or legal) Arab from a distance?

50 posted on 01/15/2010 8:52:43 AM PST by El Gato
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