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Y-12 Plant Tightens Gate Security After Latest Breach

The Y-12 National Security Complex boosted gate security after guards waved in an unauthorized driver earlier this month, but closer examinations of credentials have snarled employee traffic at the Tennessee nuclear weapons plant, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported on Thursday.

No details on reactions to the June 6 violation have come out of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the semiautonomous Energy Department agency responsible for overseeing U.S. nuclear arms operations. NNSA officials have also not commented on claims that the Y-12 plant this week reinstated four protective force workers removed from duty following the entryway incident.

NTI Analysis

  • Give Nuclear Security a Chance

    March 19, 2014

    In a new Project Syndicate op-ed, NTI President Joan Rohlfing calls for leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to establish a global nuclear security system.

  • Reframing the Nuclear De-alerting Debate: Towards Maximizing Presidential Decision Time

    Dec. 11, 2013

    This issue brief explores the risks of accidental launch, unauthorized use or miscalculation posed by U.S. and Russian alert nuclear forces. The brief also considers various policy options, both implemented and proposed, to minimize these risks and maximize the time available to the U.S. president to decide whether or not to authorize nuclear war.

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United States

This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

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