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Contractor suspends guard

Contractor suspends guard

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 8:01 pm

OAK RIDGE (AP) — A security contractor has suspended a guard at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge for bringing in a recording device.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel quoted an e-mail from Wackenhut Services Inc. that said the guard had a recorder that didn’t contain either recording tape or batteries. It was discovered during a random search.
Recording devices aren’t allowed in the plant, where parts for nuclear weapons are made and classified information is kept.
National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Steven Wyatt said the contractor has taken “appropriate actions” in what Wyatt said were a relatively small number of personnel incidents.
Earlier, two guards were fired and two others quit after reportedly testing positive for steroids. Three guards were suspended after bringing electronic games into the plant. One of those guards later quit.
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Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Published in The Messenger 8.21.09

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