Similar to K-25, the Y-12 Plant was constructed to separate the fissile isotope uranium-235 from uranium-238. More than 22,000 workers worked at the plant, helping separate uranium for use in the Little Boy bomb. In the 1950s, new processes for separating lithium-6 were added. In 1990, with the end of the Cold War, the plant’s mission evolved into weapons reduction and disassembly. Today, the plant is under the jurisdiction of the National Nuclear Security Administration and is focused on remediating mercury and other contaminants that were released into the environment.
Did you work at Y-12?
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More than 600,000 former atomic workers across the United States may qualify for up to $400,000 in financial compensation, plus no cost medical benefits for life through the Department of Labor’s EEOICPA.
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