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Costs associated with Y-12 break-in top $15 million

1:36 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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The costs of last summer's break-in at the Y-12 National Security Complex continue to climb.

The direct costs associated with the break-in have now topped $15 million. That includes changes to the intruder detection system as well as the addition of wire and animal fencing, new sensors and cameras, and extra personnel.

Three protestors have repeatedly admitted that they broke into what was supposed to be one of the most secure areas of Y-12 last July. Once there, they spray painted peace messages and splashed human blood on a storage facility for bomb-grade uranium.

The three suspects each face a federal sabotage charge that carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

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