DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities
All Defense Nuclear Facilities fall under the ownership and jurisdiction of the Department of Energy. Click the site names below to see detailed descriptions.
Location Livermore, CA Website Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Primary Function Stewardship of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile is the foremost responsibility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Ongoing Operations Livermore experts are combining materials research, experiments, and advanced numerical models to anticipate any problems in America's aging nuclear weapons. Status Active
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) –LLNL is located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, California, is a nuclear weapon research and development laboratory. It provides technical expertise to support stockpile stewardship and management, including consulting on the surveillance and dismantlement of nuclear weapons. Most defense nuclear activities are conducted in the Superblock complex, which includes the Plutonium Facility and the Tritium Facility.