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NNSA celebrates completion of UPF project on time, under budget

NNSA recently celebrated the successful completion of the Uranium Processing Facility site readiness subproject at Y-12. The project was completed $20 million under budget, on schedule and work was achieved with more than 600 days without a recordable accident or injury.

The project included the Bear Creek Road extension and the creation of a haul road.

The successful delivery of the project signifies the first milestone of moving UPF forward and meeting NNSA’s commitment to cease programmatic operations in Building 9212 by 2025 for a cost not to exceed $6.5 billion. UPF is the U.S. Department of Energy’s single largest capital investment in Tennessee since World War II and NNSA’s largest-ever construction project. UPF will replace the hub of the nation’s uranium processing operations.

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About the photo:
NNSA leadership and other dignitaries congratulate the UPF team for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to safety, high quality, cost and schedule. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony are (from left to right) Don Peters, Uranium Processing Facility Project Office; Lt. Col. John Hudson, Commander of the Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; NNSA Administrator General Frank Klotz; Congressman Chuck Fleischmann; UPF Federal Project Director John Eschenberg; UPF Project Director Brian Reilly; and Eric Thompson, Uranium Processing Facility Project Office.