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UPF site rendering

Artist’s rendering of plan for the UPF, with three main buildings and some auxilliary structures next door (with a connector) to the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility and adjacent to a rerouted Bear Creek Road. (NNSA image)

Related documents
  • Audit Report - Lithium Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex, DOE-IG, Dec 2015
  • Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Apr 18, 2014
  • Red Team - Final Report of the Committee to Recommend Alternatives to the Uranium Processing Facility Plan in Meeting the Nation’s Enriched Uranium Strategy, Apr 15, 2014
  •     Red Team report is recipe for disaster, OREPA, May 1, 2014
  • Bruce Held testimony, DNFSB Y-12 hearing, Dec 10, 2013
  • Uranium Processing Facility: When You're in a Hole, Just Stop Digging, Project on Government Oversight, Sep 25, 2013
  • Briefing on the Uranium Processing Facility Factors Leading to Cost Increases, GAO, Apr 2013
  • USACE, Mike Ferguson, testimony to HEWD, Mar 20, 2013
  • NNSA letter to DNFSB & report re: UPF - Plan for Definition of Modeling/Design Techniques in Calculations for Safety Related Structures, Nov 5, 2012
  • Making the World Safer, Y-12 National Security Complex, UPF, John Eschenberg, NNSA, Jun 6, 2012
  • Independent Oversight Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex UPF, U.S. DOE Office of Enforcement & Oversight, HSS, Jun 2012
  • NNSA letter & preliminary safety design report to the DNFSB for the UPF, May 2, 2012
  • DNFSB letter to NNSA re: a preliminary safety design report needed for the UPF, Apr 2, 2012
  • UPF total project cost estimate & cost range, Rev 1, USACE, Feb 16, 2011
  • Deciding Not to Build It, UPF report, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA), Dec 2010
  • The Future of Y-12, OREPA, Nov 2009
  • Independent Business Case Analysis for the consolidation of NNSA highly enriched uranium operations, Tech Source, Sep 2008
  • Reducing the risks of highly enriched uranium at the U.S. DOE's Y-12 National Security Complex, Robert Alvarez, Oct 9, 2006
  • GAO chart

    Related news media
  • UPF to be built outside PIDAS, knoxblogs.com, Apr 23, 2015
  • First Glimpse of Revamped UPF Provided by Contractor, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor, Nov 21, 2014
  • Y-12: Poster child for a dysfunctional nuclear weapons complex, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Alvarez, Aug 4, 2014
  • Jobs in flux, knoxblogs.com, May 5, 2014
  • UPF Red Team: Federal mgmt. changes key to moving out of 9212 by 2025, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor, May 2, 2014
  • Red Team’s review: relocate 9212 work to other Y-12 facilities, knoxblogs.com, May 1, 2014
  • CNS and UPF, knoxblogs.com, Apr 22, 2014
  • Red Team reaches 'strong consensus' on alternative strategy for UPF, knoxblogs.com, Apr 1, 2014
  • Radioactive debris found at UPF work site, The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News, Mar 9, 2014
  • Report from 'Red Team' examining UPF alternatives due by mid-April, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor, Feb 14, 2014
  • Nuclear Agency May Reassess Y-12 Uranium Project Over Cost Spike, Global Security Newswire, Jan 2, 2014
  • Bruce Held: NNSA sticking to its plan on UPF, at least for now, knoxblogs.com, Dec 15, 2013
  • NNSA calls burying UPF an ‘old argument,’ says it wouldn’t boost safety or security, knoxblogs.com, Dec 13, 2013
  • NNSA to stay course on UPF despite DoD CAPE report, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Dec 13, 2013
  • New Pu strategy endorsed by DoD CAPE, but UPF cost questions raised, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Dec 6, 2013
  • NNSA responds to DNFSB concerns about design of UPF, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Dec 6, 2013
  • Are UPF technologies catching up with project plans?, KnoxBlogs, Oct 23, 2013
  • NNSA defends Uranium Processing Facility, KnoxBlogs, Sep 25, 2013
  • The Uranium Processing Fiasco, POGO blog, Sep 25, 2013
  • Estimate for uranium facility goes from $600 million to $11.6 billion, Los Angeles Times, Sep 24, 2013
  • POGO: It would be ‘ludicrous’ to ignore cost-saving alternatives to UPF, KnoxBlogs, Sep 24, 2013
  • Decision to freeze size of UPF in 2009 at heart of $500M space/fit issue, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Aug 23, 2013
  • Retired DOE official says UPF ‘out of control,’ could end up costing $10 billion, KnoxBlogs, Jun 13, 2013
  • Eschenberg talks about UPF costs, etc.; lauds B&W for its corporate support in recent months, Frank Munger's Atomic City Underground, May 31, 2013
  • Alexander said he's 'pretty well had it' with cost-growing DOE projects, Frank Munger's Atomic City Underground, May 30, 2013
  • Cost of Uranium Processing Facility may be going up again, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 22, 2013
  • GAO: UPF at risk of breaching $6.5 cost estimate, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, May 17, 2013
  • New concerns emerge over UPF design work, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, May 10, 2013
  • Highly recommended: The Prophets of Oak Ridge, Washington Post, Apr 29, 2013
  • Bechtel changes UPF leadership as Y-12/PX protest decision looms, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Apr 12, 2013
  • GAO testimony on DOE/NNSA big projects (including UPF), Atomic City Underground, Mar 24, 2013
  • First UPF site prep contracts awarded, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Mar 22, 2013
  • NNSA details causes of UPF space/fit issue, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Feb 22, 2013
  • UPF redesign currently two-thirds complete, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Jan 18, 2013
  • Activists target funding for Y-12 project, knoxnews.com, Nov 12, 2012
  • B&W Y-12 facing fee hit due to UPF design problems, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Oct 19, 2012
  • NNSA to rework design of UPF to accommodate equipment, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Oct 5, 2012
  • Designs for Y-12 Uranium Processing Plant Found to be Too Small, Global Security Newswire, Oct 3, 2012
  • NNSA’S UPF project director details contracting plans for project, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Jun 8, 2012
  • Oak Ridge activist group ramping up opposition to UPF, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Apr 20, 2012
  • DNFSB raises concerns about safety planning for UPF, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Apr 6, 2012
  • Former or cleanup chief selected to be UPF federal project director, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Mar 16, 2012
  • UPF gets boost in FY13 budget, CMRR-NF project deferred, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Feb 14, 2012
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