Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A security risk in Knoxville

According to a report by the Department of Energy's inspector general, 16 illegal immigrants gained access to a weapon site--Y-12 National Security Complex--near Knoxville, Tenn. Apparently, the 16 construction workers used fake green cards to get access badges. And since classified information was available in a construction trailer for all to see, security was compromised (it was later reported that the workers didn't have access to any classified documents).

So now, people at the plant are paying more attention to security. Hopefully, those in charge of security will be the ones blamed. And I'm guessing the immigrants were thrown into an interrogation room and questioned for hours and hours--with no interpreter, food or water.
No one ever reports about that though. Typical.

Illegal immigrants accessed nuclear weapons facilityBut Department of Energy report says nothing was compromisedFrom Michael McManus, CNN Washington BureauTuesday, June 21, 2005

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