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  • Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure (ALDPI)

    Over the next decade, the National Nuclear Security Administration will invest nearly $8 billion to support, refurbish, and upgrade infrastructure at Los Alamos National Laboratory to manufacture at least 30 plutonium pits per year by 2030.

    ALDPI rigorously executes the capital projects required to meet the nation’s plutonium pit production goals. We accomplish this by modernizing the Laboratory’s capabilities and supporting infrastructure.

    • Modernization Projects

      Manages a large-project portfolio that directly supports the weapons, non-proliferation, and recovery missions at Los Alamos. Projects include facility, utility, equipment, and glovebox demolitions and installations.

    • Line-Item Projects

      Enables the Laboratory’s mission to manufacture at least 30 pits per year through design, construction, readiness, start-up, and other processes that require a modernized plutonium pit manufacturing infrastructure.

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    • Plutonium Facility (PF-4) Project Execution

      Executes the capital projects required to meet plutonium pit production mission through modernizing PF-4 and its supporting infrastructure.

    Featured Project

    Constructing Pit Production Equipment Warehouses

    New facilities will offer more than 80,000 square feet of additional storage and non-radiological workspace where workers can assemble and test mission-critical equipment.

    Supporting the Mission

    Pit Production Explained

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s pit production mission is underway. But what does that mean? And why is Los Alamos the place for this work?

    Our facilities and capabilities

    Many facilities have supported plutonium pit production since the Manhattan Project.

    Learn Moreabout the article: Our facilities and capabilities

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