30 Jul '12, 8pm

In case you missed the news yesterday, an 82-year-old nun was able to break into a nuclear weapons facility

In case you missed the news yesterday, an 82-year-old nun was able to break into a nuclear weapons facility

Michael R. Walli, 63, Megan Rice, 82, Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility before dawn. By MIA STEINLE When a nuclear weapons facility can’t stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it’s time to reassess its security standards. The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee’s Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning, the Knoxville News Sentinel first reported . “The Department of Energy has repeatedly claimed that security at the site, which houses 300 to 400 metric tons of bomb-grade uranium, is robust enough to defend against more than a dozen heavily-armed terrorists with inside knowledge of security procedures” Peter Stockton, a nuclear security expert at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), ironically observed. “ It looks like the Boy Scouts coul...

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