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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:54 PM

'Security stand-down': Government contractor orders Y-12 to cease all nuclear operations

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

OAK RIDGE - In an apparently unprecedented action, the government's contractor today ordered a "security stand-down" at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

All nuclear operations are being put on hold and all nuclear materials will go into vaults while plant workers focus solely on security.

The order by B&W Y-12, and supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration, comes because of the security lapses that allowed peace protesters to penetrate the plant's highest security area on Saturday morning.

See full story on Atomic City Underground. http://blogs.knoxnews.com/munger/2012/08/security-standdown-ordered-at.html


Read more: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/aug/01/security-standdown-government-orders-y-12-cease-al/

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Reply 'Security stand-down': Government contractor orders Y-12 to cease all nuclear operations (Original post)
bananas Aug 2012 OP
bananas Aug 2012 #1
enough Aug 2012 #2
doohnibor Aug 2012 #5
enough Aug 2012 #10
AndyTiedye Aug 2012 #3
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #8
wordpix Aug 2012 #4
Did I Just Type This Aug 2012 #6
Stratosgc Aug 2012 #7
JustinAhalpern Aug 2012 #9

Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

1. If you haven't heard about Transform Now Plowshares getting into Y-12

the story was posted in yesterdays LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014181958

They also have a website at http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/


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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:04 PM

2. Anybody know what is the relationship of NNSA to NRC, if any? (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. None

 

NNSA was spun off from DOE to concentrate solely on managing the nuclear weapons stockpile. NRC solely oversees commercial nuclear installations. One has been captured by the military-industrial contractors, the other by the electric power utilities.

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Response to doohnibor (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM

10. Thank you, very clear. (nt)

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:19 PM

3. Sounds Like Plowshares Succeeded Beyond their Wildest Dreams

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. hmm..think I will send them a check.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:20 PM

4. "we remain entirely confident in the security of Y-12's facilities." bwahahahahahaaa

So secure some peace protesters got in and there's a stand down order due to a security "malfunction."


But it's "safe, clean, cheap, and secure" in 3-2-1....

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:15 AM

6. You get what you pay for:

 

Maybe if they paid their "security officers" more than minimum wage they might actually have security, just a guess of course.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:56 PM

7. How many nucks do we need?

In 2006 we spent $60B on improving our nuclear weapons. Why? We can put a nuclear warhead the size of a large trash can with a yield of 50M tons of TNT in Putin's bath tub from a launch point in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We can wipe out the Russians and any other conceivable enemy 10 times over. Why are we spending huge amounts improving that.

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Response to Stratosgc (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:36 PM

9. because of this reason..



There's money in doing this.
We need to find a way to make it less profitable.
Protest often. Spend the money elsewhere.

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