October 11, 2007
Follow-up on the Depleted Uranium Process Y-12 National Security Complex
In September 2002, the Office of Inspector General issued a report on Depleted Uranium Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex, (DOE/IG-0570). Although the depleted uranium (DU) process was capable of producing weapon components at that time, its continued reliability could not be ensured. Thus, the audit recommended that a series of immediate actions be undertaken to ensure continued viability of the DU process. The purpose of this audit was to determine if the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) had taken action to ensure that the DU process will be able to meet upcoming demand.