DoE Investigating Nuke Plant Breach

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 03:09 PM gHale


The Department of Energy (DoE) is investigating a possible security breach at the Y-12 nuclear plant in Oak Ridge, TN.

A Sept. 3 letter from the DoE said the incident came to light in June and concerns “the potential mishandling and unauthorized access to classified information.”

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Further details weren’t immediately available. The plant spokesman declined to comment.

The Knoxville News Sentinel cited a Sept. 3 letter to Jim Haynes, the president of Consolidated Nuclear Security, the contractor that took over management at Y-12 in July.

Security has been a hot topic at the plant since a breach in 2012 when three protesters broke in to a secure area.

The letter says DoE officials will visit the plant in October as part of the investigation.



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