NNSA 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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