New Pantex building approved for operations

New Pantex building approved for operations

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A Pantex building that has been in the works since 2011 is now ready to be used.

The company managing Pantex, Consolidated Nuclear Security, said that after extensive testing, the building to house the work of putting high explosives into nuclear weapons is approved for operations.

The building covers 45,000-square feet and cost an estimated $65 million dollars since its start.

Work that has been done in several other buildings that are more than 50 years old at Pantez will now be done in the new one. CNS said that means less moving of explosives and improved safety, security, quality and efficiency.

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