TV News LIES

Thursday, Jun 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest U.S. nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach

U.S. nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach

E-mail Print PDF

Protesters shut down WSI Oak RidgeThe U.S. government's only facility for handling, processing and storing weapons-grade uranium has been temporarily shut after anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, breached security fences, government officials said on Thursday.

WSI Oak Ridge, the contractor responsible for protecting the facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is owned by the international security firm G4S, which was at the center of a dispute over security at the London Olympic Games.

Officials said the facility was shut down on Wednesday at least until next week after three activists cut through perimeter fences to reach the outer wall of a building where highly enriched uranium, a key nuclear bomb component, is stored.

The activists painted slogans and threw what they said was human blood on the wall of the facility, one of numerous buildings in the facility known by the code name Y-12 that it was given during World War Two, officials said.

While moving between the perimeter fences, the activists triggered sensors that alerted security personnel. But officials conceded the intruders were still able to reach the building's walls before security personnel got to them.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


IKEA recalls 36 million chests and dressers after six deaths

Ikea recalls dressersSwedish furniture company IKEA Group [IKEA.UL] is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the...

US Senators kill gun control measures

US Senate votes down gun control lawsSenators voted on four measures -- two Democratic and two Republican -- that would have set...

End of California nuclear era: Last plant to close by 2025

california nuclear plants to close by2025California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three...

Southern California wildfire grows to 1,700 acres, evacuations under way

California Sherpa wildfireResidents and visitors near Las Padres National Forest were evacuated Thursday as a wildfire continues to...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!