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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.

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