Did You Hear The One About The 83 Year Old Nun Who Broke Into A High Security Nuclear Facility?
This one is just too go to not pass on. Sister Megan Rice had enough and wanted to make a point so the 83 year old Nun broke into a nuclear facility to leave her mark.
Let me just start with the end: HOW does an 83 year old nun break into one of the most guarded and high security nuclear facilities in the entire country? Most notably the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge Tennessee.
Does that make me feel safe? How in the world did they even make it through the front gate? Someone at Y-12 has egg alllllll over their face over this one.
Not only did she and her two friends break in, they were inside for over 2 hours and had even made it deep enough into a “lethal zone” where security officers are authorized to use deadly force.
The incident happened last July and Wednesday the case finally went to the jury and after 2 1/2 hours of deliberation all three were found guilty on sabotaging charges and damaging Federal property and now could see 10-20 years of jail time. The hardened criminals,
cut through security fences, hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small chunk of the fortress-like Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, or HEUMF, inside the most secure part of complex.
The plant first built as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II that provided enriched uranium for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. It makes uranium parts for nuclear warheads, dismantles old weapons and is the nation’s primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium. The facility enjoys high levels of support in the region, and Oak Ridge has always taken pride in its role in building the atomic bomb, viewing it as crucial to the end of the war.