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Firm Pays $80M for Equipment Transfers to New Nuke Parts Site
A company has distributed $80 million in deals for transferring components from an aging nuclear-weapon part production facility to its planned replacement site in Kansas City, Mo., the Kansas City Star reported on Tuesday (see GSN, Jan. 4).
Transfers from the decades-old Bannister Federal Complex plant are slated to start in roughly 12 months and continue for a 19-month period. The new complex would produce non-nuclear parts for the U.S. strategic arsenal under Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, which provided the funding.
Plant components and other materials are expected to fill roughly 2,600 semitrailer hauls. They must be moved close to eight miles to the new site, the National Nuclear Security Administration indicated.
Separately, the Obama administration has initiated regulatory procedures for eliminating the Bannister Federal Complex plant, which began manufacturing nuclear-weapon components in 1949 (Kevin Collison, Kansas City Star, Jan. 24).
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