Retirees who worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex met Monday afternoon to discuss their pension plan, and they also discussed this summer's break-in at Y-12.
The coalition of Oak Ridge Retired Employees gathered for their annual meeting to discuss changes that would make their pension plan fairer and more equal. At the meeting, the retirees addressed how the summer's break-in and change in security leadership to B&W could affect them.
One retiree said he thinks the public misunderstood the circumstances surrounding the break-in. He says at no point were the three suspects actually close to reaching any nuclear material.
"The reaction to that was grossly over-emphasized in my opinion. A less disturbing way of settling that was look at what did we not do right, and correct it," said Charlie Kuykendala.
Last week, WSI confirmed their police force would continue working at Y-12 under the new security management B&W.