An integral part of Y‑12’s transformation efforts and a key component of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Uranium Center of Excellence, the Uranium Processing Facility is one of two facilities at Y‑12 whose joint mission will be to accomplish the storage and processing of all enriched uranium in one much smaller, centralized area.
Safety, security and flexibility are key design attributes of the facility, which is in the preliminary design phase of work. UPF will be built to modern standards and engage new technologies through a responsive and agile design. Upon completion, UPF will be a comprehensive uranium processing facility, appropriately sized and capable of meeting national security demands.
Benefits of having UPF include:
- Improved safety, security, and reliability of enriched uranium operations
- Protection of workers, the environment, and the public resulting from close adherence to today’s codes and standards