Personnel shake up following security breech at uranium storage complex

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.— Security changes have been implemented at a Tennessee complex that stores and processes uranium after three protesters, including a nun, were able to intrude into a high-security area.
   
The Knoxville News Sentinel cited a statement from Energy Secretary Steven Chu in reporting that the security guards involved in the incident last weekend at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge have been suspended and three leaders at the government's security contractor have been removed from their positions.
   
The statement also said an official at the National Nuclear Security Administration's oversight office at Y-12 was reassigned pending an investigation by the department's health, safety and security chief Glenn Podonsky.
   
Chu said the department "has no tolerance for security breaches" and would hold accountable those found responsible.

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