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Duluth activists arrested in high-security area in Tennessee nuclear plant

Two activists from Duluth and an 82-year-old nun were arrested Wednesday and charged with federal trespassing after they allegedly breached a high-security area in a Tennessee complex that stores and processes uranium. A government official said the protesters, who dubbed themselves Transform Now Plowshares, "put themselves at a high risk of losing their life" in the incident.
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Two activists from Duluth and an 82-year-old nun were arrested Wednesday and charged with federal trespassing after they allegedly breached a high-security area in a Tennessee complex that stores and processes uranium. A government official said the protesters, who dubbed themselves Transform Now Plowshares, "put themselves at a high risk of losing their life" in the incident.

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