Nuclear Detection and Forensics

A strong technical nuclear detection and forensics capability is important to the nation’s security. It will help discourage foreign cooperation with terrorist elements and encourage greater global security for material that could be used to develop nuclear weapons.

Because of Y‑12’s 70 years of experience in uranium research, processing, production, machining, assembly and storage, we have a firm foundation to support the science and technology needed for the important, growing areas of nuclear detection and forensics. These new efforts, combined with our long history of work in uranium-related programs, enable Y‑12 to provide a unique solution to America’s national security needs and response to nuclear terrorism.