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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:31 PM

Experts recommend federalizing guard forces at DOE nuclear weapons sites, nonprofit says

Source: Oak Ridge Today

Three experts have recommended that guard forces be federalized at federal sites where bomb-grade uranium is stored, according to a nonprofit watchdog organization based in Washington, D.C.

Peter Stockton, senior investigator at the Project On Government Oversight, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu asked the experts—Norm Augustine, C. Donald Alston, and Richard Meserve—to review the physical security of the entire nuclear weapons complex after the July 28 security breach at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

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Stockton said the three were asked to submit a letter with recommendations to change and improve the security system of the overall complex. The letters were sent to Chu on Dec. 6.

He said the U.S. Department of Energy has refused to release the letters, but POGO has obtained copies.

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Read more: http://oakridgetoday.com/2013/01/14/experts-recommend-federalizing-guard-forces-at-doe-nuclear-weapons-sites-nonprofit-says/

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bananas Jan 2013 OP
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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:49 PM

1. That has worked so well with the TSA...what could go wrong?

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:59 PM

2. What? They're not? Insane.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:49 PM

3. Who in blazes is guarding them now?

And please don't say private contractors.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:58 AM

4. 4 1/2 months after unprecedented break-in, there's still a hole in Y-12's fence

http://blogs.knoxnews.com/munger/2012/12/still-a-hole-in-y-12s-fence.html

4 1/2 months after unprecedented break-in, there's still a hole in Y-12's fence


KNS photos/Saul Young
An opening in the perimeter fence at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant is held together by a plastic tie and a piece of string. The area apparently is where three Plowshares protesters entered the plant on July 28.


Four and a half months after Plowshares protesters broke into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, it appears that government contractors have yet to repair the fence where the initial entry took place.

Earlier today, the News Sentinel visited the plant's perimeter fence line on Pine Ridge and photographed a section where the chain-link fence apparently had been cut -- about 4 1/2 feet vertically. There also was what may be telltale evidence -- a white plastic tie and a piece of string -- of the protesters' handiwork.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:18 AM

5. It was Wackenhut aka WSI aka G4S Secure Solutions aka G4S Government Solutions. nt


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