Y-12 Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility
Mon September 23, 2013
Exterior Cracks In Y-12's Uranium Stockpile Facility Pose Little Concern
The federal assessment concluded that the cracks were probably caused by concrete shrinkage after construction and that they shouldn’t impact the strength of the walls.
Officials with B&W Y-12 say they’re continuing to monitor the situation.
The building is the storage facility for the nation’s primary stockpile of weapons-grade uranium.