Feds split ‘pit’ work between LANL and S.C. | Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The majority of the nation’s production of plutonium cores for nuclear weapons would take place at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina under a plan certified by the Nuclear Weapons Council and announced Thursday, but a lesser number of plutonium “pits” would still be made at Los Alamos National Laboratory.The council has accepted a National Nuclear Security Administration recommendation to repurpose a facility at Savannah River to make 50 pits a year coupled with “an enduring mission” to make at least 30 pits per year at Los Alamos, currently the only place in the country set up to make the softball-sized cores.

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