Three protesters are arrested at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 nuclear site after defacing and trespassing a building in an area of a nuclear weapons site in Tennessee.
According to the Huffington Post, officials say three protesters have been arrested for trespassing and defacing a building in a high-security area of a nuclear weapons site in Tennessee. Spokesman for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge Steven Wyatt stated that the activists spray painted the building and defaced it with a substance that looked like blood.
The protesters were arrested early Saturday morning and taken into custody. According to Ellen Barfield, the three protesters spokeswoman, the three protesters had to cut through fences to get to the building. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy is investigating the security breach and Y-12 maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and provides nuclear fuel for the Navy and for research reactors worldwide.
Three Protesters are Arrested at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 Nuclear Site.