Tag Archives: Y-12

Book Review Almighty via Truth Dig

「…] The book has four characters: the three anti-nuclear activists, and the curious city of Oak Ridge. Located 30 minutes west of Knoxville, it had been erected virtually overnight in 1943, as the government raced to develop an atomic bomb. … Continue reading

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Photos show nuclear facilities in dangerous disrepair via CNN

Washington (CNN)US nuclear security facilities are dangerously decrepit and putting national security goals at risk, according to nuclear officials who are asking Congress to back the administration’s push to modernize the system. Nuclear officials described critical utility, safety and support … Continue reading

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Nun who broke into nuclear weapons complex resentenced via CBS News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists have been resentenced to time served for vandalizing a storage bunker that held much of the nation’s bomb-grade uranium. Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were … Continue reading

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The uranium processing fiasco via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Peter Stockton, Lydia Dennett The Energy Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are up to their old tricks again, convincing Congress and taxpayers alike to spend billions of dollars on yet another poorly designed and mismanaged construction project. … Continue reading

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Attorneys for Y-12 protester maneuver for reduced sentence; cite 2,000+ letters of support via Knoxblogs.com

Attorneys for Michael Walli are seeking a sentence well below the recommended guidelines for the Y-12 protester convicted on felony counts of depredation against government property and sabotage of the national defense. In a memo filed Jan. 4 in U.S. … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning ceremony near Y-12 recalls Hiroshima bombing via Oak Ridge Today

A Tuesday morning ceremony near the Y-12 National Security Complex will recall the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, organizers said. The annual event at the front of Y-12 includes a Names and Remembrance … Continue reading

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Y-12 protesters must stay in jail, judge rules via knoxnews.com

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar issued an order Friday that will keep the convicted Y-12 protesters in jail until their Sept. 23 sentencing hearings. At a hearing Thursday, Thapar discussed case law with federal prosecutors and attorneys representing the three … Continue reading

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Oak Ridge Three Found Guilty of Vandalism and Sabotage via Reader Supported News (WBIR)

ust after 6 pm, we learned that the jury had reached a verdict. All three defendants were found guilty of both counts against them: vandalism and sabotage. They could face a 20 year prison sentence. All three will spend the … Continue reading

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Dozens of Protest Supporters Arrive in Knoxville for Oak Ridge 3 Trial via Reader Supported News (WBIR)

owntown Knoxville was buzzing Monday with some unusual sights, all in advance of a federal trial for three people charged with vandalizing the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Last July Michael Walli, 64, Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and Sister … Continue reading

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【video】The nun who broke into a US nuclear-weapons facility via The Washington Post

Last year three people broke into one of America’s most secure nuclear-weapons facilities. The perpetrators were an 82-year-old nun and two of her companions. We sat down to talk with Sister Megan Gillespie Rice before she headed to Tennessee to … Continue reading

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