The Pantex Plant is located 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, in Carson County, and is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. The facility is managed and operated by B&W Pantex for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. For more information visit the Pantex Web site.
The Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) Program at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) works in partnership with local elected officials and emergency managers, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Department of State Heath Services, the State Energy Conservation Office, B&W Pantex, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration to enhance preparedness and response capabilities and to ensure the protection of the health, welfare, and well-being of the citizens in the surrounding area, the State of Texas, and the nation should an incident take place at Pantex.
In addition to emergency preparedness efforts, the AIP also includes environmental cleanup activities which are primarily administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.