Protester costs Y-12 contractor $12 million

Protester costs Y-12 contractor $12 million


KNOXVILLE (AP) - Three protesters' intrusion at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant cost the contractor $12.2 million.

The National Nuclear Security Administration said Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12 LLC collected a total award fee of $35,862,741. That was out of a total available fee of $60,863,521.

The federal agency cited the July 28 security breach in which protesters reached the storage center for weapons-grade uranium stored at the plant in Oak Ridge.

The NNSA stated that because of the intrusion, the contractor lost 100% of its possible security-related fee.

B&W was rated "very good" for program, "satisfactory" for operations and "very good" in management and business at Y-12.

The award was the lowest the contractor has received and is less than 60% of the available fee.

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