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Item at Nevada test site turns out harmless

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspicious item discovered Tuesday at a nuclear test site about 65 miles north of Las Vegas turned out to be harmless, authorities said.The item was discovered shortly before 4 p.m. near the center of the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Site. The object was outside a perimeter fence at a device assembly facility, said Stacey Alderson, a spokesman at the facility’s joint information center. The item, which he couldn’t describe, turned out to be nonthreatening.Spokeswoman Kelly Snyder says the site’s own fire and rescue team responded first, and then federal and state law enforcement officers …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 30, 2013 04:08AM Published Jan 30, 2013 04:08AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.