August 8, 2012 7 Comments
An 82-year-old nun will be appearing in court, after being arrested for vandalism and trespassing at a nuclear facility, The Tablet website reports today (August 7, 2012).
Sr. Megan Rice — a Sister of the Heart of the Child Jesus — is part of a group called Transform Now Plowshares, who broke into the Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee last week.
The facility is the American Government’s only facility for handling, processing, and storing weapons-grade uranium.
Sr. Megan and two other activists allegedly broke through four perimeter fences and walked for two hours through a “fatal force zone” patrolled by guards and attached two banners to the pillars of the building housing the HEUMF saying: “Transform Now Plowshares” and “Swords into Plowshares Spears into Pruning Hooks — Isaiah.”