Nuclear News | February 4, 2016

Y-12 Plant.  Photo Credit: Valerie Everett

Workers Threw Out U.S. Nuclear Secrets with Common Rubbish for 20 Years

In June 2014, a worker at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee was surprised to find U.S. nuclear secrets inside a trash bag marked for disposal along with standard rubbish. Taking a closer look, the worker found 19 more documents in the bag that were either marked classified or were later determined to contain information that should have been labeled secret.

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