AMARILLO -- The Pantex Plant is welcoming a group of neighbors on Tuesday for the rare opportunity to witness a high explosives demonstration.
The demonstration is part of a class offered to Pantex employees every few years to teach them about the capabilities of high explosives (HE) and the various tests and experiments performed on HE at the Plant. A series of test detonations will be performed that show the capabilities of HE and the necessity to perform HE work safely.
Pantex is opening the demonstration to nearby homeowners as part of the ongoing effort to help the neighbors with issues that might affect them. Pantex notifies neighbors of upcoming HE test shots, which are performed regularly throughout the year.
The Department of Energy has designated Pantex as the High Explosives Center of Excellence for HE Manufacturing.
Construction is more than halfway complete on a state-of-the-art High Explosives Pressing Facility that will help provide more modern, reliable production of HE components.
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