Note: This story was last updated at 1:20 p.m.
Update: Normal operations have resumed, and no injuries were reported after sensors indicated a potential release of hydrogen fluoride inside a processing enclosure within the main processing building at the Y-12 National Security Complex on Thursday morning. See newer story with more details here.
An incident has occurred at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Y-12 emergency response personnel are at the scene of the incident, the plant said in a press release Thursday morning.
Appropriate precautionary protective actions have been started for Y-12 employees who are near the incident and who are not involved in the emergency response. At this time, there is no offsite impact to the public as a result of the incident, the press release said.
The incident occurred at 7:52 a.m. No other confirmed details are available at this time, the press release said.
The release does not identify the nature of the incident.
Officials from Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC and the National Nuclear Security Administration are directing response efforts, the release said.
More information will be provided as it becomes available. Subsequent public information regarding the emergency will be made available on Y-12, Facebook, and Twitter.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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