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What is Y-12's modern-day mission?

What is Y-12's modern-day mission?

What sits behind fence at "The Secret City" is no longer a secret, but the work done there is coming full circle. A recent unprecedented security breach at Y-12 has raised questions about operations from Oak Ridge all the way to Washington D.C.

We associate the facility with the production of nuclear weapons used in the United States efforts in World War II, and later in the Cold War. Work going on there today benefits more than the military.

Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed

Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed

Department of Energy officials celebrated the completion of a formal agreement to preserve parts of the K-25 uranium enrichment site in Oak Ridge Friday.

The multi-million dollar plan includes the preservation of the concrete footprint of the u-shaped building and construction of a replica of the gaseous diffusion technology, which will house some of the original equipment used.

The plan also includes a K-25 history center which will be housed on the second level of the fire station owned by the city of Oak Ridge.