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Signs warn against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The plant recently resumed operations put on hold after three anti-war protesters, including an 82-year-old nun, cut their way through three fences and spray-painted slogans on the wall of a weapons-grade uranium facility.

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Intrusion embarrasses 'Fort Knox of uranium'

Officials like to refer to the Y-12 National Security Complex as the Fort Knox for highly enriched uranium, which is why an unprecedented incursion by an 82-year-old nun and two fellow protesters has critics mocking the notion that the weapons plant is secure.


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