The Pantex plant near Amarillo, Texas, has activated its Emergency Response Organization to respond to an “unexpected operational emergency” at the Texas-based plant.
The Carson County Sheriff Department is reporting that FM 2373 is closed from I-40 north. They have closed other roads in the area as a precaution.
Additionally, officials are also reporting the east side of the Pantex Plant is completely inaccessible. Initial reports indicate that there is no threat posed to the public at this time and that those who live nearby have no reason to be alarmed.
The Pantex Plant, which is located northeast of Amarillo, Texas, is the nation’s primary facility for the final assembly, dismantlement, and maintenance of nuclear weapons.
The Pantex Ordnance Plant, which was officially authorized on February 24, 1942, was originally constructed as a conventional bomb plant for the United States Army Air Force during the early days of World War II. Construction of the site was completed on November 15, 1942.
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