2 Officers at Nuclear Weapons Plant Slightly Hurt

By: AP
By: AP

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two security police officers at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant have been slightly injured when a firearm discharged.

A federal spokesman says both officers were released after treatment at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Steven Wyatt of the National Nuclear Security Administration described their injuries as minor.

The incident overnight Saturday was described as the accidental discharge of a firearm. No details were available and the officers' names were not released.

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every weapon in the U.S. nuclear stockpile has components manufactured, maintained or ultimately dismantled by Y-12.

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