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.

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Vital Stats

    LocationLivermore, CA
    WebsiteLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Primary FunctionStewardship of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile is the foremost responsibility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
    Ongoing OperationsLivermore experts are combining materials research, experiments, and advanced numerical models to anticipate any problems in America's aging nuclear weapons.
    [title-raw] Lawrence Livermore Aerial View


    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.