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The Y-12 National Security Complex addresses a wide variety of technological and security issues.

  • The Oak Ridge Center for Manufacturing and Material Science, located at the Y-12 plant, is a high-precision manufacturing assembly and inspection facility. It helps industries answer manufacturing questions and develop new products from the concept and design stages to building prototypes and configuring processes. 
  • As part of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Y-12 helps ensure a safe and reliable nuclear deterrent, retrieves and stores nuclear materials from around the globe, and disposes of surplus highly enriched uranium in a safe way. 
  • Y-12 programs support soldiers in combat and enhance space missions. The company also lends its specialized expertise to the Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies, and private-sector firms by developing and deploying innovative security technologies with wide-ranging applications.