Nuclear Advances

Posted: February 11, 2013 - 2:52pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 9, Issue 2 | 2013

The scope of research and development at the Y‑12 National Security Complex has widened from a single-focus World War II defense mission to a panoply of explorations and achievements. Seventy years of projects with members of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, other government agencies, universities and private industry have supercharged Y‑12 into an invaluable scientific and technological resource for solutions to the 21st century's challenges.

When Y‑12 was built, its location and purpose were secret. Today the site's national and global influence takes many forms.