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Nuke ops halted after protesters enter TN complex
Yahoo/AP ^ | 8/2/2012

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:06:04 AM PDT by EBH

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Nuclear operations were temporarily halted Wednesday at a Tennessee complex that stores and processes uranium after three protesters, including a nun, were able to intrude into a high-security area over the weekend. The Y-12 National Security Complex said all nuclear material is safe.

The temporary stand-down was expected to end by next week. Special nuclear material will be moved to vaults on site, and contractor security personnel will undergo training and refresher instruction.

The protesters were found hanging banners in the dark and singing on Saturday and offering to break bread with the security guards at the Oak Ridge complex, officials said. They were arrested.

The nuclear complex regularly gets protesters and activists to the site around the August anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: nationalsecurity; nonukes; nukes; obama; securty; terrorism; worldwarii; wwii
Uh...the stockpile is here....
1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH
This is supposed to be one of the most secured areas in the world.

I doubt they got even near anything important, but still an embarrassment.

2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:14:36 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

They got over the last fence. (4 fences) in a facility that is authorized to shoot to kill after the first breach. They got to the buildings!

If they could do that...a few islamic extremists could cause great mayhem...


3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:20:29 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: EBH
I'm sure they knew what these jokers were up to before they even touched the first fence.

You have to remember that killing unarmed protesters, especially a nun/pretty girl/etc , would do more damage to the facility through politics than terrorists ever could.

4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: EBH

Friend’s blog tells more of 3 protesters’ Y-12 actions
http://www.oakridger.com/newsnow/x1253625021/Friend-s-blog-tells-more-of-3-protesters-Y-12-actions

According to information on a blog written by Ellen Barfield, who describes herself as a friend, the three protesters, “calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares, hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray-painted tags on the recent construction, which read: ’Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah.’”

Wyatt said the protesters “put themselves at great risk.” He said security forces could have shot the protesters. “We’re thankful that didn’t happen.”


5 posted on 08/02/2012 5:29:02 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: varyouga

The protesters have been involved in other similar incidents at other federal facilities and each has served time in federal prison.

Walli and Boertje-Obed were convicted of defacing a federal facility and trespassing charges in 2006 at a missile facility in Garrison, N.D. Boertje-Obed was released from prison in 2007, and Walli was released seven months ago in January, according to records.

Rice, a Catholic nun, spent time in prison for actions to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC at Fort Benning, Ga. She was also convicted of trespassing in the “Creech 14” protest case stemming from a Las Vegas case that targeted Creech Air Force Base and the use of unmanned drones.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 5:31:06 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: EBH

Plans to cut Y-12 staff haven’t changed despite security breach
http://oakridgetoday.com/2012/08/01/plans-to-cut-y-12-staff-havent-changed-despite-security-breach/


7 posted on 08/02/2012 5:32:31 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: EBH

Any chance we can have them jump the fence at 1600 Penn Ave in DC?


8 posted on 08/02/2012 5:36:14 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

They know they would be shot there.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:35 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

That was the idea!


10 posted on 08/02/2012 5:59:50 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: EBH

If I am a Wahabbist terrorist, I would don the mantle of ‘anti-nuke protester’ and probe the defenses of nuclear facilities under that guise.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 6:02:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: EBH
The Dept of Energy was forced to cut budgets at all of their sites. My brother was working for a contractor at Oak Ridge (trying to win new work) up until this spring when he was layed-off. The cutbacks at Oak Ridge he said were directly due to the DoE having to absorb the costs of Solyndra, etc, out of their operating budget.

I wonder if DoE at Oak Ridge had cut back on security as well?

12 posted on 08/02/2012 6:07:46 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: EBH

Lock them in the room with the Cobalt 60 for thirty minutes..


13 posted on 08/02/2012 6:16:39 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: The_Victor

Ping plans to cut security.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 6:31:33 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey Laz,

Sort of my thinking. What the heck was security thinking? Or maybe they were all asleep.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: The_Victor
The cutbacks at Oak Ridge he said were directly due to the DoE having to absorb the costs of Solyndra, etc, out of their operating budget.

I tell folks that most of us have absolutely no idea how damaging a bad administration (Carter, Clinton, 0bama) really is ... most of the damage is hidden. Like this.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: The_Victor

The plan to cut up to 34 security police officer jobs at the Y-12 National Security Complex hasn’t changed, despite a breach of a high-security area early Saturday morning


17 posted on 08/02/2012 6:52:55 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: EBH
The temporary stand-down was expected to end by next week. Special nuclear material will be moved to vaults on site, and contractor security personnel will undergo training and refresher instruction.

Should read "security personnel will be FIRED!"

18 posted on 08/02/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: EBH

This is happening across the DOE nuclear complex. Los Alamos is planning to cut 31 more security officers due to budget cutbacks.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: EBH

Armed guards should shoot to kill when people invade a secure area.

They do not come in peace. They come to rid the US of our arsenal. They believe that Iran is perfectly permitted to “defend” themselves with nukes.

When they denounce Castro and other dictators who held nukes, maybe they can more justly claim themselves to be in good standing as patriotic citizens.

There are plenty of places to hold protest. Illegal entry to do so is not just.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: The_Victor

I think the budget cuts have more to do with stimulus funds running out. ARRA has pumped billions into DOE. That’s the problem with jobs from government ‘stiumulus.’ The only way to keep them is to keep pumping the money into them, since they don’t generate any actual wealth.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 8:26:46 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: EBH

I don’t understand these people. Dropping two nukes was an act of mercy over Japan fighting to every last man, woman and child.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 12:33:16 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: wastedyears

They believe the propaganda, like somewhere around half of all Americans seem to want to.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 1:51:08 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: varyouga
I doubt they got even near anything important, but still an embarrassment.

They managed to get inside the plant itself. That is very serious and far more than an embarrassment. Worse the antiwar is trying to make them folk legends. www.knoxnews.com has a letter to the editor today trying to portray them as Prophets I kid you not. Letter: Nuclear protesters are prophets Notice though it is not a local person writing the praises of their deed.

The so called Prophets are in federal custody in Blount County Jail instead of Anderson where this took place for some reason. Perhaps access to the federal courthouse in downtown Knoxville is faster I'm not certain. Blount County accidently released a federal convicted felon a week or so ago. The felon has yet to be located.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: EBH

They should have never seen the light of day.
Protestors? What protestors? No protestors here.
You say you plotted with them to enter a national
secure area? Too bad, hold out your hands while
we read you your rights.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EBH
The plan to cut up to 34 security police officer jobs at the Y-12 National Security Complex hasn’t changed, despite a breach of a high-security area early Saturday morning

Security at the plants are contracted. That needs to end and in house directly responsible D.O.E. hire their own security for the facility. This is a case where a federal security force to protect a national security key facility is clearly warranted.

I'm roughly 15 miles due east of the plants. Sometime I think it's this month more protesters will show up. These are ones who make an annual trip and stand at the gate to the facility except a few usually do try and cross into the plant.

What I want to know about the three so called Prophet's is how did they know where to cut and where to go once inside? It sounds like someone has been helping these type of groups by giving deatails about facilities.

26 posted on 08/02/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: a fool in paradise

The funny thing is, there are places they could get much more coverage- like invading a live TV news broadcast, for instance.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: varyouga

Indeed security personnel should not be eating anything given to them by protesters while on duty or about to go on duty.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 9:02:33 PM PDT by Monorprise
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