OAK RIDGE Y-12 PLANT

Location: The Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant is located within the city limits of Oak Ridge in Anderson County.

History: Y-12 was constructed as part of the World War II Manhattan Project. The Plant's original mission was the separation of highly enriched uranium-235. The facility later evolved into a highly sophisticated manufacturing facility and produced components for every nuclear weapon in the nation's stockpile. The last nuclear weapons component was manufactured in September 1992.

Current Mission: Today, the Y-12 Plant is responsible for:

Budget: The FY 1997 projected operating budget is $516 million. The Plant is funded by DOE Defense Programs.

Employment: Current employment is 3,200. The Plant is operated by Lockheed Martin Energy Systems for DOE.

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