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Security contractor at SRS furloughs some employees

Some security employees at the Savannah River Site are on furlough due to the government shutdown.

Wackenhut Services Incorporated, the security contractor at SRS, announced Friday that some of its employees are being placed on furlough.

Company officials say the Department of Energy directed them to ramp down operations and to perform only necessary activities to keep the facility safe.

As a result of the furloughs, barricades 8 and 10 will be closed effective midnight Sunday. Company officials say employees should plan on using alternate barricades until further notice.

The affected employees will be furloughed until Congress acts on a resolution to fund the Department of Energy.

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