Regional
2:32 pm
Wed October 2, 2002

Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Plant Outdated

Oak Ridge, TN – The Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is relying on failing production equipment.

That's the conclusion of a report from the Energy Department Inspector General's office. The plant manufactures depleted uranium bomb components used to refurbish the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The investigators found that the facility relies on production equipment that is often outdated and damaged beyond repair.