Noose found at National Security Complex Y-12

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – A Y-12 spokesperson said an employee found a noose at the Y-12 National Security Complex on Friday. The noose was reportedly found in part of the building under construction.

The spokesperson confirmed that the noose was removed immediately and that the Y-12 National Security Complex would launch an internal investigation.

“We are committed to providing employees with a work environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, retaliation and discrimination. A noose flagrantly violates our policies and work rules and will not be tolerated,” said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson said Y-12 would also increase work area inspections and notify authorities. Y-12 would also take “immediate and severe action” against any employee or contractor involved in the incident.

U.S. Representative for Tennessee Jim Cooper said the FBI would also investigate the incident.

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