AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A new contractor takes over the management of the Pantex Plant nuclear weapons facility in the Texas Panhandle this week.
The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/1vlltjE) reports Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC will begin Tuesday the four-month transition of control from Babcock & Wilcox. The shift includes not only the Pantex Plant 17 miles northeast of Amarillo but also the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Both facilities are owned by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The National Nuclear Security Administration chose Consolidated Nuclear Security over Nuclear Production Partners LLC, a group Babcock & Wilcox formed to compete for the $22 billion contract. NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz told the Globe-News that he foresees no change in the size of the Pantex workforce.
Information from: Amarillo Globe-News,http://www.amarillo.com