Anthrax Threat, Savannah River Site, Aiken, S.C.

Anthrax Threat, Savannah River Site, Aiken, S.C.

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is a nuclear reservation in the United States in the state of South Carolina, located on land in Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell Counties adjacent to the Savannah River, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Augusta, Georgia. The site was built during the 1950s to refine nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. It covers 310 square miles (800 km2) and employs more than 10,000 people.

In 2005, there was an Anthrax hoax at the facility.  Below, you will find documents relating to the incident.

Anthrax Threat, Savannah River Site, Aiken, S.C. [13 Pages, 724kb]

Documents from the Department of Energy/Inspector General (DOE/IG) [105 Pages, 1.69MB]

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