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Protesters Arrested At Oak Ridge's Y-12 Nuclear Site

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Three protesters have been accused of trespassing at the Y-12 National Security Complex, the building which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
Three protesters have been accused of trespassing at the Y-12 National Security Complex, the building which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Officials say three protesters have been arrested for trespassing and defacing a building in a high-security area of a nuclear weapons site in Tennessee.

Steven Wyatt is a spokesman for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. He says the activists spray painted the building and defaced it with a substance that looked like blood. The protesters were arrested early Saturday.

The group's spokeswoman, Ellen Barfield, says the three protesters had to cut through fences to get to the building.

The Department of Energy is investigating the security breach.

Y-12 maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and provides nuclear fuel for the Navy and for research reactors worldwide.

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