updated Mon. January 2, 2023
April 7, 2018
KINGS BAY, Ga. — Just steps away from a decommissioned submarine buried in the ground near the main gate at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia, anti-nuclear peace activists held a vigil Saturday morning to protest the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to show support for seven Catholic peaceÃâÃÂ ...
February 5, 2018
Millions of dollars in promised savings at the Pantex Plant in the Panhandle and another nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee haven't appeared. .... The U.S. nuclear weapons program depends on Y-12, located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the highly enriched uranium components that fuel a nuclearÃâÃÂ ...
January 2, 2018
Even though the cleanup of nuclear weapons sites comes from the same congressional spending account as DOE nuclear weapons modernization, the ... The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for instance, has a high-risk “footprint” of abandoned contaminated structures, mostlyÃâÃÂ ...
December 19, 2017
... Idaho National Labs, the Savannah River National Lab in South Carolina, and the Y-12 National Security Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The ban, which takes effect Dec. 29, extends the agency's list of no-fly zones around airports, critical infrastructure, national parks and defense-related sites across the nation.
November 9, 2017
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson isn't exactly the favorite son of the country music establishment. Last year, he accused the Academy of Country Music of “hitching their wagon” to Merle Haggard's legacy after the iconic musician's death. His much-lauded third album, A Sailor'sÃâÃÂ ...
Oak Ridge Today
November 6, 2017
The savings of $3.27 billion are expected under a contract that could last 10 years at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. On Monday, officials said Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, the contractor at the two sites, has generated significantÃâÃÂ ...
October 20, 2017
Specifically, the NPR assesses the international security threat environment; explains why maintaining the nuclear stockpile is in the national security interest; ... In 2012, an unarmed 82-year-old nun broke into the Y-12 maximum security nuclear facility in Tennessee, the “Fort Knox of uranium,” to protest.
August 25, 2017
For more than two years after Columbia University erupted in protest in the spring of 1968, U.S. college campuses were the scene of many violent ... The most militant students—never more than a small minority—joined the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and sharply escalated these protests.
August 12, 2017
... infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” Y-12 was supposedly one of the most secure sites in the world, a bastion of warhead parts and hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium—enough to power thousands of nuclear bombs.
Knoxville News Sentinel
August 8, 2017
The day he told me I would take over the Energy beat Frank Munger carved out more than 35 years ago, Jack McElroy, our executive editor, slid two handwritten letters to me across the round table in his office. The letters, both from concerned readers, lamented Frank's retirement and urged the NewsÃâÃÂ ...
Knoxville News Sentinel
July 28, 2017
The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance filed the lawsuit in Washington with Nuclear Watch New Mexico and the Natural Resources Defense Council .... in use for the project was one the contractor, Consolidated Nuclear Security, inherited when it took over at Y-12 National Security Complex in 2013.
Knoxville News Sentinel
July 10, 2017
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has raised concerns over the revised designs for Y-12 National Security Complex's Uranium Processing Facility. The revised plans reportedly eliminate thermal barriers from the UPF design, according to the Board's June 26 letter to National Nuclear SecurityÃâÃÂ ...
National Catholic Reporter
May 24, 2017
The origin of the book began in microcosm, when a young feature reporter for The Washington Post, Dan Zak, was assigned to cover the 2012 break-in of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The incident was touted as a huge security breach in America's atomic complex and wasÃâÃÂ ...
May 1, 2017
Peaceful protests turned violent and resulted in more than $100,000 in damage at the University of California, Berkeley, forcing the cancellation of an ... But their approaches differ — with liberals calling for the right to protest views they deem offensive, while conservatives say they want to protect space forÃâÃÂ ...
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
December 31, 1999
In July 2012, the octogenarian breached security to stage a protest at the self-styled “Fort Knox of uranium,” the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The facility creates and houses materials for making nuclear weapons. Rice, then 82, and two middle-age companions cut throughÃâÃÂ ...
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