This is coolbert:
I see that persons other than myself have taken notice of and also expressed their outrage and concern! That incident recently at Oak Ridge Laboratories - - persons self-described as peace activists and protesters able to penetrate security to what I would have thought was one of the most heavily guarded atomic facilities in the world!!
ACTIVISTS COMMITTING TRESPASS AND ABLE TO PENETRATE SECURITY THE ONLY TOOLS AT THEIR DISPOSAL BEING WIRE CUTTERS TO CUT A HOLE IN A FENCE!!
See previous blog entries regarding this matter:
"After 'Fort Knox' break-in, U.S. nuclear stockpile security in focus"
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A shocking security breach at what was supposed to be one of the most secure facilities in the United States has put new attention on a proposal to overhaul the way the government oversees its nuclear laboratories and weapons plants."
"Three aging anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, cut through fences surrounding a facility where highly enriched uranium, a key component of nuclear bombs, is stored. They vandalized its exterior, going unstopped until they walked up to a security guard's car and surrendered."
This break-in now the subject of a Congressional investigation, THE ENTIRE METHODOLOGY OF HOW THESE SENSITIVE AND IMPORTANT FACILITIES SAFEGUARDED AND SECURED NOW UNDER SCRUTINY. THIS PARTICULAR FACILITY THE HOLDING AREA FOR THE ENTIRE [?] STOCKPILE OF AMERICAN WEAPONS GRADE HIGHLY ENRICHED [95 %] FISSILE MATERIAL.
Make it clear too that the "activists" DID NOT actually gain entry to the building itself. Merely if that is a mild term to describe what occurred penetrated onto the secure grounds and touched with their hands the outside wall, painted slogans, lit candles, prayed, etc.
That this "event" was actually able to occur is shocking in itself. ELEVEN YEARS AFTER 9/11 YOU ARE LEFT INCREDULOUS. A release of that highly radioactive fissile material from an in situ detonation external or internal to the containment building creating a radiological catastrophe of obviously mind-boggling proportions. POOR SECURITY IS NOT MERELY A LIABILITY BUT A LIFE OR DEATH MATTER!!
Heads will now roll, security beefed up and tightened, experts called to the scene, wholesale firing of staff, etc.?
Be aware too that such "events" and "incident" while not common are not so rare as you thing. Read the Plowshares web site an account of the trespass at the American Strategic Weapons Facility - Pacific, storing allegedly missile warheads for the Trident submarine fleet, Bangor WA. Scary stuff alone when done by amateurs and pacifists. Think of what some really malevolent and dedicated terrorists might be able to do. Much scarier indeed!!