Fire at Yucca Flat

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Message posted by Peter Merlin (Member since 11/13/2003) on April 13, 2023 at 7:38:34 PST:

According to the Department of Energy, there was a fire at Yucca Flat this morning. The location was described as being "on Mercury Highway" between Building 6-900 and the U1a Tunnel Complex. Not sure if that really means it was on the roadway itself or just nearby (approximate coordinates: 36.994829, -116.051947). Vehicle fire? Structure burning? Airplane crash? Whatever it was, all operations at the test site north of the Control Point (CP-1) were suspended for the day and 7-mile stretch of Mercury Highway was closed between CP-1 and Pahute Mesa Road.


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