Knoxnews.com reported the Uranium Processing Facility, already tabbed as the biggest construction project in Tennessee history, is apparently going to get even bigger.
As quoted in the market news:
At a federal safety board hearing Tuesday in Knoxville, officials at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant acknowledged that the UPF will have to be redesigned because all the equipment needed to process bomb-grade uranium and conduct other related activities won’t fit into the 340,000-square-foot building as previously envisioned.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board convened Tuesday’s field hearing at the Knoxville Convention Center to hear testimony from project officials about the board’s ongoing safety concerns and to gather public comment. Board members grilled the project team about delays in incorporating safety into the UPF’s design and lingering issues about the government’s strategy for building and operating the new uranium facility.