Y-12 extends fencing around site after trespassing
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The National Nuclear Security Administration said it will extend a boundary fence at the Y-12 National Security Complex to restrict access to property in front of the complex's entrance sign.
This area is a place where peace vigils and other protesters gather on a regular basis. Earlier this month, a bicyclist was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and a 71-year-old man was detained, but not charged, during his weekly peace vigil at the plant. Three protesters broke into the plant property on July 28, 2012.
A temporary fence will be erected by next week. It will be replaced with a permanent fence later.
The agency said in a news release Thursday that events of the past several months have shown that there is a greater threat of trespassing on the site.