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Two "mischievous" teenage boys jumped a security fence at a research reactor in the San Francisco Bay Area but there was no threat to the facility that uses highly enriched uranium that could be used to make a nuclear bomb, authorities said Friday.
The trespassers jumped a security perimeter fence Wednesday at the Vallecitos reactor in Alameda County, a sprawling site about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a security threat notice posted on its website.
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They left the area when approached by security, the commission said.
Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly said Friday officials located the teenagers and spoke to them and their parents.
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"There was no foul play suspected or ill intent toward the facility," Kelly said.
The reactor is a venture between General Electric Co and Hitachi Ltd.
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GE said in a release that the boys did not breach the inner perimeter fence...
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