Pantex Plant is located 16 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas.
The Pantex plant has been the nation’s primary nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly center for more than 40 years.
Pantex is also responsible for weapons surveillance and stockpile maintenance, including U.S. nuclear weapons upgrade and life extension programs.
Pantex manufactures and tests high explosives for nuclear weapons and stores some 13,000 plutonium pits. Some are slated for disposition as MOX fuel and those in reserve are for reuse in nuclear weapons.
Pantex History – “Host and Hostage”: Pantex and the Texas Panhandle.