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  • OAK RIDGE, Tennessee – Twenty-nine Y‑12 inventors were recognized for their technology and innovative accomplishments during the recent 12th annual Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony. The site has a long history of producing technologies initially used at Y-12 and later transferred to the...
  • Y-12’s Analytical Chemistry Operations provides comprehensive analytical services in support of the site’s core missions, environmental compliance and overall worker health and safety. ACO scientists, for example, analyze impurity levels to ensure the materials destined for nuclear...
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, which runs the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant, plays an active role in strengthening the quality of FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) robotics competitions for individual high school–aged teams in...
  • The challenge is this: Preserve two key processing facilities at Y-12 National Security Complex. These two facilities will house all nuclear material processing activities not incorporated into the Uranium Processing Facility design. To better understand what it takes to keep an older, large...
  • Ambassador Henry S. Ensher, the top U.S. diplomat at the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, recently visited two facilities to understand NNSA’s mission better: the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). At Y-12, he...
  • OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Some 30 volunteers from Y-12 National Security Complex kicked off the 2016 CNS community service focus by volunteering to restore the Elkmont Campground Amphitheater in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April. This effort marks the 20th year that the Y-12 Help to the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recognized several sites across the Nuclear Security Enterprise with 2016 Sustainability Awards for innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability. The awards recognize exemplary...
  • NNSA was presented with two Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Awards at a ceremony in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday. The awards, presented by Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, commend NNSA on delivering the Y-12 Nuclear Facility Risk Reduction Project $5.7...
  • United Way contributions at the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex totaled some $1.1 million, Consolidated Nuclear Security, the managing and operating contractor, announced today. Contributions from employees, retirees and the corporation were gathered during the sites’ recent...
  • NNSA workers across the nuclear security enterprise took advantage of “Introduce a girl to engineering day” to instill hundreds of young women with excitement for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. This year’s theme, “#ilooklikeanengineer,” celebrated expanding diversity in...

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