B&W Y-12 takes over security at Y-12

B&W Y-12 takes over security at Y-12


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - Operator B&W Y-12 is now in charge of the nuclear site's protective force.

The security force has been transitioning from former contractor WSI-Oak Ridge.

The Department of Energy recommended terminating WSI's contract last month following an investigation into the break-in by three peace activists.

During the transition, B&W Y-12 hired more than 560 WSI Oak Ridge employees.

"The transition from WSI Oak Ridge to B&W Y-12 has gone very smoothly, and we welcome these new employees to the company," said Brigadier General (Ret.) Rod Johnson, Deputy General Manager for Security. "We've already seen improvements in security performance following previously announced contracting changes, and we believe we'll see additional successes with the protective force fully integrated into B&W Y-12."

Security activities began to be transitioned on Oct. 1.

Officials said they had made multiple improvements in security in the past three months, including significant reduction of false and nuisance alarms, training exercises and the installation of new security cameras.

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