Officials at a nuclear power plant outside Washington D.C. say journalists from The Daily Caller could have been shot and killed had they gotten closer to the reactors during a recent investigative trip to the site.

To demonstrate that the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is secure, site vice president George Gellrich told a local paper in Maryland that “lethal force could have been used” if “the reporters had approached a fence or tried to enter the protected area.”

In a story published last week, TheDC reported being able to enter the property of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant about 50 miles outside Washington, drive through an empty security check point and park not far from a nuclear reactor. A reporter and videographer did not have any contact with security during two visits to the property.

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