Possible cheating on security tests at nuke plant

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Posted: Sep 05, 2012 1:47 PM
Possible cheating on security tests at nuke plant

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A security official at Oak Ridge's Y-12 nuclear weapons plant has been suspended after inspectors found evidence of possible cheating on security tests.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Q59P9p ) reports that inspectors from the Department of Energy last week found copies of security quizzes, with answers, along with other documents related to the inspection in a patrol car at the plant.

There were indications that the documents had been distributed to guards to help them perform well on reviews of their security knowledge, such as proper use of weapons and gas masks.

The security review was ordered after an embarrassing security breach July 28, when anti-nuclear protesters walked about a half-mile onto the property to the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility where they spray painted and threw blood on the wall.