Y-12 watching for threats

Y12 gate_MP (2)The main entrance at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. (News Sentinel photo/Michael Patrick)

Asked if the security level had been upgraded at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and its sister plant, Pantex, following last week’s terrorist acts in Paris, National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Steven Wyatt provided this response:

“We closely monitor world events to ensure that we are prepared to respond to potential threats to the NPO (NNSA Production Office) sites. We cannot discuss any specific changes in our approach toward protecting these vital national assets.”

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