Tight-lipped

The National Nuclear Security Administration is still not saying much about the incident early Sunday morning at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, in which a firearm reportedly discharged accidentally and slightly injured two security police officers. “Right now we have no further comment,” Fed spokesman Steven Wyatt said this evening. Various reports have circulated, apparently many of them wrong or not exactly right. Wyatt confirmed that the incident was not part of a force-on-force type exercise, and he also said that MILES (multiple integrated laser engagement system) gear was not involved. The spokesman said the investigation is continuing.

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Senior Writer Frank Munger covers the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities and many related topics — nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and other things nuclear, environmental cleanup and science of all sorts. Atomic City Underground is, first and foremost, a news blog, but there's room for analysis, opinion and random thoughts that have no place else to go.