Los Alamos’ Security Professionals Protecting People & Plutonium Mean Business

Under the cover of darkness, around 2:30 in the morning on July 28 of this year, three nuclear weapons protestors, wearing backpacks and carrying bolt cutters, evaded armed guards, electronic security systems, and cameras; cut through layers of fences; and then vandalized the nation’s Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility (HEUMF); the high-security fortress-like structure that stores the nation’s stockpile of bomb-grade uranium. HEUMF is at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee.

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