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Y-12 National Security Complex

Y-12 National Security Complex

The Y-12 National Security Complex specializes in the processing and storage of uranium and development of technologies associated with those activities. Y‑12 also:

  • Helps ensure a safe and effective U.S. nuclear weapons deterrent
  • Retrieves and stores nuclear materials
  • Fuels the nation’s naval reactors
  • Performs complementary work for other government and private-sector entities

Y-12 one of four production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nuclear Security Enterprise. It is the complex the nation looks to for support in protecting America’s future, developing innovative solutions in manufacturing technologies, prototyping, safeguards and security, technical computing and environmental stewardship.

Target Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Nano-Tech
  • Oil and Gas
  • Private Nuclear
  • Security

Key Programs

  • Carbon Nano-Tubes
  • Chemistry
  • Heat Treating Technologies
  • Material Sciences
  • Production/Manufacturing and Machining Technologies
  • Security Technologies
  • Software
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