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Inspectors find possible cheating at Oak Ridge

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A security official at Oak Ridge's Y-12 nuclear weapons plant has been suspended after inspectors found evidence of possible cheating on security tests.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that inspectors from the Department of Energy last week found copies of security quizzes, with answers, as well as other documents related to the inspection in a patrol car at the plant.

There were indications that the documents had been distributed to guards to help them perform well on reviews of their security knowledge.

DOE officials said that John Garrity, the director of protective force operations for contractor WSI-Oak Ridge, was suspended following the discovery.

The problem comes after an embarrassing security breach in which anti-nuclear protesters walked about a half-mile onto the property, reaching the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility.

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