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Pantex receives money for flooding damage

Blair Bernier
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Pantex is receiving $60 million of federal money to fix flooding damage.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says federal officials estimate it will take millions to repair the damage to the nuclear weapons facility and resume full operations.

Chu visited the facility where weapons are assembled, dismantled and modified Wednesday.

He inspected the damage caused by more than 10 inches of rain that flooded parts of the building on July 7th.

The Energy Secretary also participated in the dismantling of the last W-62 nuclear warhead.

The program was completed a year ahead of schedule.

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