Secure Storage

Y-12 is the “Fort Knox” of uranium. We oversee the secure management and storage of strategic and special nuclear materials that have been removed from weapons that are retired from the national stockpile or returned for dismantlement under strategic arms reduction treaties.

The Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility is our nation’s central repository for highly enriched uranium, a vital national security asset. HEUMF is a massive concrete and steel structure that provides maximum security for the highly enriched uranium material that it protects.