According to WBIR News of Knoxville,   1381170119000-y-12Y-12 is initiating an “orderly shutdown” today to ensure the complex’s security and safety during the federal shutdown.

*Facility expected to give additional details about its shutdown plan to employees this week or next week

*It’s still unclear whether Y-12 employees will be furloughed.

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And Knoxville News Sentential (Knox News) reports:

Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant Y-12 in process of “orderly shutdown” due to government shutdown.