NNSA Release: NNSA passes major milestone in dispositioning Manhattan Project-era facilities

  • Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021, 4:19 pm

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced a major milestone in the dispositioning over 100 facilities at its Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.

“For years now, we’ve been strategically removing legacy equipment and materials, packaging and shipping contaminated waste, and demolishing outdated facilities,” said Jim McConnell, Associate Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations. “Disposition means far more than just demolition, and this milestone represents NNSA’s commitment to legacy risk reduction and modernization.”

Read full press release on the NNSA website.

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