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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 ...
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 nuclear ...

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, mostly ...
... 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. drone
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's ... drone
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 significant ... drone

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. drone
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. drone
... 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. drone
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 ...
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. Uranium
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 ...
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 ...
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 for ...
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 ... protests US nuclear weapons
29 and include the Hanford Site in Washington State, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina, Pantex Site in Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Site and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The FAA said it is considering additional requests from other ... protests US nuclear weapons
The move is the latest in a series of growing restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles over U.S. sites that have national security implications. ... Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina, Pantex Site in Texas and the Y-12 National Security Site and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. protests US nuclear weapons

Public health researcher Dr. Caroline Weinberg, who helped organize last spring's protest March for Science, said in an email, “I knew the dire straits we were in but seeing it laid out with percentages really ... It is especially noticeable in the Energy Department, which oversees the nation's nuclear stockpile. protests US nuclear weapons
I am writing to comment on the plans to construct a new electrical transmission line to provide power to the Y-12 National Security Complex. ... worked with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to set the national standard for NEPA documentation for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the ... protests US nuclear weapons
The Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Uranium Processing FacilityProject continues to make progress with the recent completion of the UPF Construction Support Building (CSB) at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. The Department of Energy/National Nuclear ... protests US nuclear weapons
Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch said Friday that logging of the ridge between the Y-12 National Security Complex and two Oak Ridge residential areas has been delayed for two weeks ... Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator, NNSA; Bill Johnson, TVA President and CEO; Tennessee Gov. protests US nuclear weapons
20, for a new Mercury Treatment Facility that will be constructed at the Y-12 National Security Complex. ... as mercury-contaminated buildings are demolished,” according to a media advisory from UCOR, the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office's cleanup contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation. protests US nuclear weapons
City Council unanimously approved a letter Monday to send to various officials requesting that the Tennessee Valley Authority postpone logging for the creation of an electric line across the top of the ridge between the Y-12 National Security Complex and two Oak Ridge neighborhoods. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. protests US nuclear weapons
Christenson said the line will connect to a substation that would serve the UPF, a project of the Y-12 National Security Complex, along with other projects. ... Council member Chuck Hope complained about the aesthetics of building a line in a place he described as visible to many Oak Ridge residents. protests US nuclear weapons
David Fields, director of the Tamke-Allan Observatory at Roane State Community College, will present a “Starry Nights” chat that evening. Entertainers will include the Oak Ridge High School String Quartet and harpist Amy Carty. Gene Patterson, of CNS-Y-12 and a Children's Museum board member, will ... protests US nuclear weapons
Hospital workers at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge will have an informational picket on Tuesday as contract negotiations continue. The picket, meant to ... The union rallied in front of the hospital during a heavy rain on Sunday, October 8, to protest the state of the negotiations. The rally included ... protests US nuclear weapons
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 significant ... protests US nuclear weapons
Workers who retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex after 2004 pay 2 percent for the benefit. However, Hightower stated that those who retired from ORNL and Y-12 prior to 2004 — and all retirees from contractors UCOR and NSPS — don't benefit from the ... protests US nuclear weapons
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. protests US nuclear weapons
Around 150 people reportedly gathered in the rain outside Methodist Medical Center on Sunday to protest the current state of negotiations between MMC and the local union. The crowd stretched over a block on the Oak Ridge Turnpike, according to an SEIU release and shared photos of the event. protests US nuclear weapons
The exhibits will provide information on past and present achievements of the Oak Ridge Y-12 National Security Complex, East Tennessee Technology Park and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition, Alexander Inn/Guest House, Jackson Square and gatehouses will be featured in exhibits. protests US nuclear weapons
Explore Oak Ridge President Marc DeRose, left, talks with Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch during a Thursday press conference announcing 75th .... Oak Ridge's Marc DeRose; and three representatives of Consolidated Nuclear Security/Y-12: Jason Bohne, Gene Patterson and Kristin Waldshlager. protests US nuclear weapons
In the decades that followed, the city of Oak Ridge and its three major government sites contributed significantly to the winning of the Cold War, ensured our national security, shared ground-breaking science such as nuclear medicine and nuclear power and continues today to produce substantial ... protests US nuclear weapons
... 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. protests US nuclear weapons
It looms large in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A Sunday this year. Normally, a small protest group will gather in town and offer prayers, incantations — and will ring bells at 8:15 a.m. Thousands of groups worldwide meet on the anniversary of Hiroshima. The international community memorializes the dead and, ... protests US nuclear weapons
The planned 4.85 mile bicycle and pedestrian route could take Oak Ridge residents from Melton Lake Drive to the entrance of Y-12 National Security Complex, passing Jefferson Middle School along the way, according to city Community Development Director Kathryn Baldwin. Helping to get this TDOT ... protests US nuclear weapons
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Parker Hardy speaks at a 'Rise and Shine' networking coffee hosted Tuesday morning by the Y-12 Federal Credit Union at 501 LaFayette Drive in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Pictured behind and to the right of Hardy (in the photo) is Y-12 Federal Credit Union ... protests US nuclear weapons
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 was ... protests US nuclear weapons
We park at the Y-12 History Center in Oak Ridge. It's a fairly new repository for artifacts, images and oral histories about nuclear research here. Our guide, Ray Smith, worked in maintenance at the Y-12 for more than 40 years before convincing the Department of Energy to build this center for the public. protests US nuclear weapons
Y-12 National Security Complex security police officers serve as pallbearers for Don Raby's burial in the New Hope Cemetery. ... According to “Inscriptions from Old Cemeteries of the Oak Ridge (Manhattan Project) Area, Anderson and Roane Counties, Tennessee,” compiled by Marjorie P. Parsley in 1985, ... protests US nuclear weapons
Y-12 National Security Complex's perimeter fence, near where members of Transform Now Plowshares entered the facility illegally in 2012. .... As Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan told Zak, “If you were to walk around in here right now and start talking to people about [nuclear bombs], you'd get blank stares. protests US nuclear weapons
Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were originally convicted of felony sabotage for their 2012 actions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where they cut through fences and sneaked into the most secure area of the Y-12 National Security Complex. Once there, they hung banners, prayed and ... protests US nuclear weapons
Rice's non-violent anti-nuclear action, which involved walking through a wooded hill for two hours in the dark, crawling underneath four fences that had ... US government, laying out three ways in which the targeted facility, the Y-12 national security complex in Oak Ridge, was in violation of international law. protests US nuclear weapons
The Y-12 National Security Complex sits in a narrow valley, surrounded by wooded hills, in the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Y-12 and Oak ..... Sister Ardeth and Sister Carol chose the protest's name to convey the idolatry of nuclear weapons—the blind faith that they somehow keep us safe. After lunch, we ... protests US nuclear weapons
Yet their actions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, triggered a very different concern: If three older peaceniks can easily trespass onto the Y-12 National Security Complex -- once considered the "Fort Knox" for highly enriched uranium -- just how safe are the nation's nuclear weapons facilities from terrorists? protests US nuclear weapons
The security breach, at Oak Ridge in Tennessee, has prompted the Department of Energy to reappraise security measures across its nuclear weapons ... The activists, who got past fences and security sensors before dawn on July 28, apparently spent several hours in the Y-12 National Security Complex ... protests US nuclear weapons
said Gordon Adams, a former White House national security budget official, about the process. Many workers at the ... The U.S. nuclear weapons program depends on Y-12, located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the highly enriched uranium components that fuel a nuclear blast. The Energy Department ... protests US nuclear weapons
The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge is pictured above. ... It was the first consolidated contract for the National Nuclear Security Administration ... there were three bid protests and a four-month transition before the ... protests US nuclear weapons
Q&A: Newly elected NAACP president talks Trump, voting rights and NFL protests .... A: It's being suffocated when players are saying that they are taking a knee in protest of the league's inability to respect the talents of one player (Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player who remains ... protests US nuclear weapons
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The contract between Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and the union representing most of its employees will not expire at midnight tonight (Oct. 10). Late Monday, the union and hospital agreed to extend the contract another month. The contract between Methodist Medical ... protests US nuclear weapons


 

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