Two teens jumped a fence at a nuclear reactor in Sunol on Wednesday afternoon, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office sergeant said.
The teen boys, both from Pleasanton, jumped a fence at the Vallecitos Nuclear Center at 6705 Vallecitos Road in Sunol at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.
The sheriff's office responded along with the FBI and security from the facility's operator, GE Hitachi.
"They were just being kids," Kelly said. "They went over the fence, got into the Vallecitos property, they never got near any of the high-security area within the facility."
Kelly told the Weekly the boys were not cited for trespassing as GE Hitachi did not want to pursue a complaint.
"They were admonished not to do it again. We spoke with their parents. They are not bad kids ... It was a teachable moment," the sergeant added. "There was never a threat. I think they got a good learning lesson."
The 1,600-acre facility was the site of a commercial power plant until 1963, when its main reactor was shut down. Since then it has been used as a research facility.