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Originally posted by GLaDOS
The US nuclear weapons aren't in safe hands and they are a threat to world peace. China must invade the US and secure the nukes.
This is how absurd you sound when you blame other countries for not being safe enough for nukes. (Iran, Pakistan)
Even though only the US has used them and Israel is the only country to threat the whole world with nuclear destruction.
Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
This is quite hilarious while frightening at the same time. An 82 year-old, a 63 year-old, and a 57 year-old, were able to walk two hours, breach four fences, and get to the main walls of a nuclear facility without detection? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to underestimate the capabilities of these three just because of their age but it's not exactly like they are a covert operations team of highly trained military personnel. They are just three activists!
How are we supposed to feel safe with our nuclear facility getting intruded into so easily?
"It was obviously a pretty serious incident," NNSA spokesman Joshua McConaha told Reuters.
"We're taking this very, very seriously," added Steve Wyatt, a spokesman for the NNSA office in Oak Ridge which supervises the activities of Y-12 contractors.
Yeah, guys, it was a very serious incident. You let three people breach into a facility that stores and processes weapons-grade uranium with just a pair of clippers for the fence. What if it had been a group of armed terrorists? Can you imagine if that place got overrun? It would be catastrophic for Tennessee and the total of United States.
Still, I wouldn't say these activists were just your regular run-of-the-mill protestors. Well.. firstly, they broke into a nuclear facility and could have exposed themselves to radiation which is crazy enough already but the fact that they threw human blood on the walls of the building is a little odd... Just whose blood was it, any way?
I seriously hope they bump up security within this facility, because that is frightening.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 2-8-2012 by ErroneousDylan because: To add.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Thats why I think area 51s security is not handled by the military at all.
OAK RIDGE — Nearly three weeks after a stunning security breach shut down the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, the government on Wednesday authorized the restart of nuclear operations.
The Oak Ridge plant will resume work on nuclear warhead parts and the handling and processing of highly enriched uranium, but it won’t be — a federal spokesman emphasized — a return to normal.
‘It won’t be normal at all,” said Steven Wyatt of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Oak Ridge office. There will be greatly enhanced security oversight, with additional federal personnel on site to review the contractor operations and planning activities, he said.