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BLUFFDALE — A bomb threat is being investigated at the new National Security Agency's data center under construction at Camp Williams in Utah County.

Workers were evacuated at 11:30 a.m. after the potential threat was discovered by project staff.

"We don’t take any chances with safety," said Jonathan Payton, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Sacramento district security chief. The district is managing construction of the $1.2-billion data storage facility for federal intelligence agencies.

"We’re working closely with our law enforcement partners to aid their investigation in whatever way we can, and are ready to get back to work as soon as we get the all clear," Payton said.

The FBI cleared the scene Monday evening, after dogs had been brought in to check the area. Nothing was found Monday by investigators and FBI spokeswoman Debbie Dujanovic said construction workers will return Tuesday as scheduled.

Contributing:Pat Reavy

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