Adam Rankin illustrates how tight LANL security is by writing about a hermit who's lived on Los Alamos property for years, undetected:
Looking for a place to grow marijuana and live, rent-free, in a cave with all the creature comforts of home? Why not a canyon, tucked away within the 40 square miles of the nation's top-secret nuclear weapons research facility in Los Alamos?
That's where Roy Michael Moore, 56, was recently discovered living in a cave equipped with a glass front door, a wood stove, a bed, electricity-generating solar panels with batteries to store the power, and lights.
"From the campsite that I saw, he had been there quite a long time," said Los Alamos deputy fire chief Doug Tucker. "He had all the comforts of home... I was really impressed with his ability to set up a camp."
Tucker said he had heard Moore might have been living undetected in the cave in Los Alamos Canyon for as long as four years but couldn't confirm that.
In fact, Moore's cave in Los Alamos Canyon is just on the edge of LANL property near Technical Area 2, about half a mile east of where Diamond Drive crosses the canyon over Omega Bridge.