Keys to Nuclear Weapons laboratories

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The Energy Department is conducting a widespread review of security at America's nuclear weapons laboratories after reports of hundreds of missing keys, some of which could allow access to sensitive areas.

Sources tell CBS News that lock and key experts will begin visiting all U.S. nuclear labs next month to assess the problem of missing keys and apparent security lapses, reports CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson.

The review follows reports last summer that a government facility known by its World War II code name "Y-12" had reported "a number" of keys missing.

In fact, 200 keys were missing.

Located in Tennessee, Y-12 was part of the Manhattan Project where uranium was processed for the first atomic bomb and is today considered the Fort Knox of highly enriched uranium -- the kind terrorists could use for a devastating bomb. Some of the missing keys, according to one source, "provide possible access to sensitive areas" at the Y-12 facility.


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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/ ... 1068.shtml
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Hah, only 200 keys. And they are only nuclear weapons..
Good old security, makes you feel safe doesn't it?
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HOLY SHI* Now i am close to kinda to tennisee and would be really scared
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You have to remember most nuclear devices cant be lunched with just one key, or even just two keys for that matter.
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well they have 200 missing so it could be a possibality. espically if they are smart and know what to do
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Are you all sure they're talking about 'launch keys'?
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but you still need more then just launch keys...c'mon guys doncha ever watch movies?!
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yeah good ole security... they need to change those locks out asap.. and re issue keys only as needed... sorry but some of the people running our country are complete dumb asses...
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Now don't go calling Bush.... ;)

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