Y-12 reevaluates security after woman drives through complex

Y-12 reevaluates security after woman drives through complex


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - Y-12 National Security Complex officials are reevaluating security procedures after an Oak Ridge woman was able to drive into the complex's main entrance.

Authorities say 62-year-old Brenda L. Haptonstall drove into the complex along with morning commuters Thursday morning.

Haptonstall made it two miles through the plant before being stopped by security personnel.

Steven Wyatt with the National Nuclear Security Administration says the woman was detained after a few minutes and did not enter any high security areas.

While authorities say no material or facilities were at risk, the security police officers involved have been removed from duty pending the investigation's outcome.

Wyatt says that gate procedures are also being evaluated and supervisors are monitoring the work of security personnel until further notice.

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