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Trespass incident at Peach Bottom nuclear plant handled appropriately, Harford and federal officials say

Trespass incident at Peach Bottom nuclear plant handled appropriately, Harford and federal officials say

Emergency officials in Harford County, as well as federal nuclear regulators, say they are satisfied the security and staff at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania properly handled an incident Friday night in which a Virginia couple breached the plant's security perimeter.

Edward Hopkins, Harford County's emergency services director, said county Emergency Manager Rick Ayers received an email from plant officials the next morning, stating that the incident, which involved cutting a chain on the outer perimeter of the plant property, had been handled, and Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene.

"As long as they make the notification to us that...

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