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82-year-old nun shuts down US nuclear storage facility

Monday, August 6, 2012


Oak Ridge – A group of protesters, aged 57, 63 and 82 years, broke into the U.S. government’s only facility for enriching and storing weapons-grade uranium in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The facility was shut down, after it failed to keep out the three trespassers.

Even though the three activists, who call themselves the Transform Now Plowshares, triggered security sensors when they cut their way through three protective chain-link fences, security staff were unable to intercept them, until they had reached the facility’s walls.

When security staff found the trio, they had plastered the walls of the uranium storage unit with blood, banners and crime scene tape.

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