Bomb Threat at V.C. Summer Construction Site

vc_summer_jan_12_2014_img_0318-sm-copyJENKINSVILLE (Sept. 29, 2016) – Investigators with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have issued the all-clear and crews are back at work after a bomb threat halted construction this morning at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville.

Investigators were alerted to the threat at approximately 6:30 a.m. today, the Sheriff’s Office said; and while SCE&G employees were not evacuated from the nuclear plant itself, construction workers employed at the site of two new nuclear reactors were cleared from the area while SLED agents and Sheriff’s deputies searched for the reported explosive device.

A spokesperson for SCE&G said the bomb threat was made against the construction site, and not the operational nuclear plant. The threat proved to be unsubstantiated, the spokesperson said, and at no time was any member of the public at risk.

After an extensive search of the area, the Sheriff’s Office issued the all-clear at approximately 10 a.m.

At press time, no suspect had been identified, but Maj. Brad Douglas of the Sheriff’s Office said investigators were working with SCE&G security to develop and identify any potential suspects.

“As with any calls for service, we take this type of call very seriously and are treating it in a professional manner,” Sheriff Will Montgomery said. “We want to assure our citizens that we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of the public.”