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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will visit the Pantex Plant tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11.   The Pantex Plant is part of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.  In addition to touring the plant, Secretary Chu will participate in briefings with technical experts and participate in an all hands meeting with plant employees.  Secretary Chu will be accompanied by NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino.  Secretary Chu and Administrator D'Agostino will participate in a media availability following the Secretary's visit at 4:15 p.m. 

For more information on media logistics, contact Brenda Finley at (806) 477- 3120.


WHO:Secretary Steven Chu
WHAT:Media Availability following tour of NNSA's Pantex Plant
WHEN:Wednesday, August 11 at 4:15 PM
WHERE:Pantex Plant's Administrative Services Building, 16-12, on Farm to Market Road 2373.

** Media should arrive at Pantex no later than 3:45 allow for equipment setup.  Cell phones are not allowed in the building. Please leave your phone in your vehicle. All Media representatives must be U.S. citizens and bring a photo ID.


Located 17 miles outside of Amarillo, Tex., NNSA's Pantex Plant is the nation's sole facility for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons. 
Established by Congress in 2000, National Nuclear Security Administration is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation's national security enterprise. Through NNSA, the Department of Energy maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940