Y-12 security contractor fired following intrusion

Y-12 security contractor fired following intrusion

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OAK RIDGE (AP) - The security contractor at a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge has been fired after an unprecedented intrusion by three peace activists.

WSI Oak Ridge, a subsidiary of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based G4S Government Solutions Inc., announced Monday that it will transfer its protective force functions to B&W Y-12, the managing contractor at the plant, over the next several weeks.

The security contractor has been criticized for its poor response when three activists, including an 82-year-old nun, broke into the plant in July. They cut through fences and defaced a building that stored the plant's uranium.

After the intrusion, top officials at WSI and B&W were removed from their positions.

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