(05-13) 08:08 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --
U.S. intelligence officials have received threats that
terrorists will strike a U.S. nuclear power plant July 4, and
are reviewing the information to determine whether it is
The government is taking the threats seriously, though
officials have preliminarily determined that the information
is not credible enough to act upon, said a government official
familiar with the investigation.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the
alleged plot to attack on America's celebration of
independence is one of scores of threats filtering through
U.S. intelligence and is not considered serious enough to
formally warn the American public or change the nuclear
industry's already high level of alert.
"We will continue to assess the information, however," the
The threat received last week suggested that an
unidentified Islamic terrorist group is planning to attack the
Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Pennsylvania or another
plant elsewhere in the Northeast, the source said.
The Washington Times first reported the threat.