Y-12 Plant To Keep Protesters At A Distance
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - When protesters show up at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge on August 6, facility security won't be as hospitable as in the past.
For the second year in a row, the group holding a s "Names and Remembrance Ceremony" and reading the names of those who died in the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, will not be allowed onto a grassy area near the Y-12 entrance.
Following a July 28, 2012, break-in by three Plowshares protesters, including an 82-year-old nun, the government erected a new security fence blocking access to the plant's sign and front yard.
National Nuclear Security Administration spokeswoman Rebekah Nwangwa told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/UmkDY5 ) the government still intends to build a permanent barrier.
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