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Oak Ridge
Y-12 Plant

Built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, the original mission of the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant was to use an electromagnetic process to separate uranium isotopes. Between World War II and 1993 this mission continued. The role of the Y-12 Plant has evolved into supporting highly sophisticated manufacturing and development engineering associated with the production and fabrication of nuclear weapons components.


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