House Energy Committee presses DOE on nuclear security

An August 2012 DOE Inspector General report found “multiple system failures on several levels” allowed three trespassers who “defaced the building” to approach Y-12 undetected.

The lawmakers requested information on how the DOE was addressing security issues at nuclear facilities. The committee is planning a March 13 Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on the subject.

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