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Y 12 National Security Complex

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The government's plans for the construction of a new uranium processing facility are so ridiculous that it could be a poster child for wasteful and unnecessary spending.

Energy Secretary Vows To Prevent Security Breaches

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- The nation's new energy secretary said Monday that a breach in security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant was unacceptable and he'...

Nuclear Protestors, Including Nun, To Remain Jailed For Months

AP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A judge has ruled that a nun and two other protesters must remain in jail until they are sentenced in September for breaking into ...

Matt Sledge

Sister Megan Rice, Anti-Nuclear Protester, Charged Under Sabotage Act | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Under cover of night on July 28, three anti-nuclear protesters snuck into a highly secretive uranium storage facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They splashe...

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

Nuclear Site Ends Security Contract Following Nun's Break-In

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

* Aging activists broke into weapons grade uranium Y-12 facility * Babcock & Wilcox company to take over full security of Y-12 ...

Big Beasts And Little Prophets: Activists Cooling Down The War Machine With Holy Water

Shane Claiborne | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

What are we doing to interrupt injustice? What are we doing to get in the way of violence and death and war? What are we doing to transform weapons into farm tools?

Where's the Oversight at Nuclear Labs? Hands-Off Approach Is Recipe for Disaster

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

As the saying goes, "The fish rots from the head down." This is certainly the case at the Y-12 National Security Complex, where an 82-year-old nun and two accomplices recently broke in, raising serious questions about the DOE's security strategy.

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards.

Activists Allegedly Deface U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Building

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime

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