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Nun gets three-year sentence for uranium plant break-in

A nun arrested with two others for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee was sentenced to three years in prison.

Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli were inside the plant for two hours before guards caught them in 2012, according to Metro. The plant holds the nation’s supply of bomb-grade uranium.

The remaining defendants, a Vietnam veteran and a house painter, each received five-year terms because of their past civil disobedience records, the article said. The trio were found guilty of painting slogans and splattering human blood at the Y-12 plant. They faced up to 30 years in prison for the charges.

Officials maintain that there was never a chance the protestors could reach the uranium, but the plant was shut down after the incident to overhaul security systems.

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