Uranium Weapons Components Successfully Dismantled

March 20, 2007
Uranium Weapons Components Successfully Dismantled
Oak Ridge, TN

Continuing its efforts to reduce the size of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced that uranium components from two major nuclear weapons systems formerly deployed on U.S. Air Force missiles and aircraft have been dismantled at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Y-12 workers successfully dismantled the last remaining piece of the W56, a nuclear warhead associated with the Minuteman II ICBM, and also completed the dismantling of two modifications of the B61.