global security

Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center

As part of our increased global nuclear nonproliferation efforts, Y-12 commissioned the Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center, which offers dedicated facilities for the testing of radiation detection capabilities using enriched and highly enriched uranium. In addition to supporting measurements of instrumentation for detecting ionizing radiation, non-destructive measurements of both fissile and non-fissile materials may be deployed at NDSTC.

Product Return Liaison

Welcome to the Y-12 Product Return Liaison website.

The purpose for the Y-12 PRL approval process is to ensure external receipts of Department of Energy Defense Program–related materials, DOE radioactive materials, other DOE nuclear materials and returned empty nuclear materials containers meet the Y-12 acceptance criteria. The PRL approval process also ensures Y‑12 has the current processing and storage capacity to receive the material.

Forms and Instructions

Declaration Form

The Declaration Request Form represents one scrap or storage declaration. You must submit these completed forms to CSMO to initiate a request for disposition of your material to Y‑12. The Scrap or Storage Declaration form must be reviewed and signed by your cognizant DOE Operations Office prior to approval of receipt of your material at Y‑12.

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