Yes, the report is done, but you can’t have it

beta2eNNSA Administrator Frank G. Klotz last month responded to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board about the board’s concerns on the Electrorefining Project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

Part of that response dealt with updated information on project plans, including a structural analysis of old facilities (Building 9998) where the project will be housed. That analysis is part of the ongoing efforts to extend the life of buildings in Y-12’s main production zone — including Beta-2E and Building 9215.

According to the Klotz letter, the report on the extended-life program was supposed to completed in mid-January with a presentation to the safety board planned for February.

Steven Wyatt, a spokesman for the NNSA’s Production Office, confirmed that the structural analysis report had been received, but he said the federal office did not intend to release it publicly.

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