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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 26, 2013

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark testified Tuesday that ongoing production of nuclear weapons at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge could be considered unlawful because it violates some tenets of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty aimed at eliminating weapons. Clark testified on behalf of the three protestors, known as the Transform Now Plowshares, who are facing multiple felony counts for breaking into Y-12 in July, cutting through security fences and defacing the exterior of the plant’s storage center for bomb-grade uranium. The trial is set to begin May 7, Knoxnews reports.