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Friday, August 10, 2012

Nun Too Late?

We've followed this story from the beginning (or, you might say, the very beginning, given my Hiroshima obsession), but now NYT profiles the nun, 82, who with two others invaded the Oak Ridge nuclear site, setting off security alarms--well, not there, but in circles around the country.  Sister Megan Rice (mug shot at left)  has been arrested many times before in antinuke protests.  The latest is "a huge embarrassment for President Obama. Since 2010, he has led a global campaign to eliminate or lock down nuclear materials as a way to fight atomic terrorism. Now, the three — two of whom, including Sister Rice, are now free and are awaiting a trial in October — have made nuclear theft seem only a little more challenging than a romp in the Tennessee woods."

Sister Rice: “It’s the criminality of this 70-year industry. We spend more on nuclear arms than on the departments of education, health, transportation, disaster relief and a number of other government agencies that I can’t remember.”

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