Nuclear Nun

Eighty-two-year-old Sister Megan Rice has been a peace activist who has been arrested many times for her acts of civil disobedience and antinuclear protests. She and two male activists accomplished a huge security breach when they got through to an inner sanctum of the US storage of nuclear parts and fuel. On July 28, they broke into the Oak Ridge nuclear reservation in Tennessee and splashed blood on the enriched uranium parts to earmark their entry. The facility is valued at over almost of a billion dollars’ worth of arms with guard towers and other elaborate security measures. In spite of government’s efforts to lock down nuclear materials as a precaution against atomic terrorism, the activists’ theft proved to them to be “no more challenging than a romp in the Tennessee woods.” Sister Megan Rice has spent much of her life to help keep the danger of nuclear energy plants at the forefront of the consciousness of society. (Image courtesy of the New York Times, 8/10/12)

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