Activists, including nun, pull off ‘shocking’ security breach at nuclear weapons plant

Spin this as they will, this is a very significant breach of our National Security, enabled by a company that had a history of inadequate security performance.

In what one expert is calling the most significant security breach of a U.S. nuclear weapons facility in the country’s history, three peace activists, including an 82-year-old nun, were able to cut through several perimeter fences and reach a building containing highly enriched uranium before being stopped by security forces.

Joshua McConaha, a spokesperson for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), confirmed for Security Director News that the activists were able to cut through four perimeter fences—not three as other news outlets have previously reported—to access the facility grounds and reach the outer wall of the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Oak Ridge…

…The contractor that provides the people tasked with securing the Y-12 facility is WSI Oak Ridge, a division of G4S Government Solutions (formerly Wackenhut Services Inc.).

Stockton said this is not the first time Wackenhut, which was acquired by G4S in 2002, has been under scrutiny for its contracts guarding nuclear facilities. In 2007, security guards at a Pennsylvania plant were caught napping on the job, costing G4S that contract.

For more information about this breach of National Security allowed by ALEC member Wackenhut Corrections (now G4S), the owner of Prison Privateer GEO please click here

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