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  • A sign warns against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Three nuclear protesters, including an octogenarian nun, are scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, for their convictions for breaking into the facility and painting slogans on the outside wall of its uranium processing plant. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)

    Mushroom cloud of inaction: Nuclear agency slow to fix security lapses

    From the 2004 loss of security keys at the Los Alamos nuclear research lab to a Catholic nun's 2012 break-in at a similarly sensitive facility in Tennessee, the Energy Department's handling of nuclear materials has been plagued by security lapses. And there is little evidence that any lasting improvements are being made.

  • Head of national nuke security agency departing

    The man who has led the nation's nuclear security agency since 2007 is stepping down next month after presiding over a 20 percent increase in the agency's budget but also some management missteps that have raised questions about the agency's ability to carry out its mission.

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