The Y-12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration facility located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Y-12 is managed and operated under contract by B&W Y-12 (formerly called BWXT Y-12), a partnership of Babcock and Wilcox (formerly called BWXT Technologies), and Bechtel.
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... Today, Y-12's primary missions are to support defense needs through stockpile stewardship, assist on issues of nuclear non-proliferation, support the Naval Reactors program, and ... Y-12 is also responsible for the maintenance and production of all uranium parts for every nuclear weapon in the US arsenal ... Y-12 is responsible for the production and maintenance of the "secondary" aspect of thermonuclear devices ...
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