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Y-12 National Security Complex

Y-12 National Security Complex

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  1. Y-12 National Security Complex Protecting America’s Future

  2. DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation • Y-12 National Security Complex • Oak Ridge National Laboratory • East Tennessee Technology Park ORNL ETTP

  3. The Manhattan Project • Y-12 began as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II Y-12 1943 ElectromagneticProcess Y-12 was built as a facility to separate U-235 for the first atomic bomb.

  4. Y-12’s Legacy • Provided the enriched uranium for “Little Boy” to help America and her allies win World War II

  5. Y-12’s Transformation • In the 1950s, Y-12 became a nuclear weapons component plant • In the 1970s and 1980s, Y-12 played a key role in building nuclear defense

  6. Y-12 Demographics • Work force of 4600+ • on-site population [with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) subcontractors and others] of almost 7000 • 550+ facilities (5.5 million ft2) • 2 1/2 miles long, 1/2 mile wide • FY 2005 annual budget of ~$770 million • 183 new hires in 2004; 1078 new hires since 2000 • Number of employees with degrees • 1,178 (BS), 513 (MS), 68 (PhD)

  7. National Nuclear Security Administration • Semi-autonomous unit of the Department of Energy (DOE) • Created in 1999 • Oversees the operations of the Nuclear Weapons Complex • four production plants • three design labs

  8. NNSA Organization • Administrator reports directly to the Secretary of Energy • Y-12 Site Manager reports directly to NNSA Headquarters

  9. Y-12’s Role within NNSA

  10. BWXT Y-12 • Enterprise of BWX Technologies and Bechtel National, Inc. • BWXT Y-12 Management and Operating (M&O) contract in place since FY 2000 • Fourth in 60-year history of successful M&O contractors • M&O contract provides NNSA/DOE with the best industrial practices, specialized engineering talent and mission-related partnerships • Earned 95% rating in last evaluation period

  11. Y-12 Missions Today • Ensure stockpile safety and reliability • Respond to stockpile issues with modernized production capabilities • Safeguard and secure strategic materials • Support nonproliferation activities • Work for other federal agencies and technology transfer

  12. Y-12 Modernization Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility Uranium Processing Facility

  13. Y-12 Modernization (cont.) • Purification Facility • first new production facility in 30 years • completed in August 2004 • New Off-Site Records Storage Facility • completed in January 2005 • New Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility (HEUMF) • construction started in December 2004 • New Uranium Processing Facility • currently in design stage

  14. Y-12 Modernization (cont.) • Administrative and technical facilities are being proposed using private-sector financing

  15. Infrastructure Reduction • Operational space reduced by 905,554 ft2 • 213 buildings demolished • 692,083 ft2total space reduction by demolition

  16. Nuclear Nonproliferation • Nuclear Cities Initiative • International Atomic Energy Agency • Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability • Naval Reactors • Work for Others

  17. Peaceful Use of Nuclear Material • Y-12 selected to supply Canadian reactors with low-enriched uranium • Project BLEU provides fuel for TVA reactors

  18. Safety • Y-12 is a leader in worker safety • Employees worked more than 6 million hours in 2004 without a lost workday away injury • Recordable injury rate lowest in 14 years—well below general industry rates • 2004 safety index 60% lower than 2003

  19. Security • Leading the DOE Complex • keyless entry • diskless technology • Y-12 security rated best in complex in 2004

  20. Environmental Stewardship • Recognized by DOE, NNSA, Environmental Protection Agency and Tennessee regulators for award-winning environmental programs • Received 11 awards for pollution prevention since FY 2000 • Environmental compliance record exceeds 99%

  21. Partnerships and Work for Others • Other Nuclear Weapons Complex sites to improve the Stockpile Stewardship Program • Federal agencies to provide technological assistance and products • Industry, universities and laboratories to develop the solutions necessary to keep the United States competitive in the world marketplace • National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining • Federal Laboratory Consortium

  22. Commitment to the Community • Good neighbor in the East Tennessee community: • pledged $1 million to the Oak Ridge High School (ORHS) renovation project • helping ORHS establish a manufacturing academy to strengthen the area work force • raised $650,000 to the United Way in 18 counties • sponsored Habitat for Humanity house with 200 volunteers helping • contribute $250,000 to Project Grad (Knoxville schools) • contribute $430,000 annually

  23. Commitment to the Community (cont.) • Annual Day of Volunteering • Relay for Life • Volunteers in the Park • March of Dimes • Diabetes Association • MS Walk • Cystic Fibrosis Society

  24. Statewide Economic Impact • 20th largest employer in Tennessee • Stable employment • 4th largest in the Knoxville area • $314 million in wages • $205 million in procurements • $9.3 million in taxes

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