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Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor with bomb-grade fuel

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Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor with bomb-grade fuelTwo people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb. The intruders jumped a security perimeter fence at the Vallecitos reactor in Alameda County on Wednesday afternoon, a 1,600-acre (647.5-hectare) site about 40 miles (64 km) east of San Francisco, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on its website in a security threat notice. The NRC notice did not say that the plant is one of the few in the country to use highly enriched uranium, or HEU.

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