The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant is
located within the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, which also houses the
General Services Administration and other agencies. Current and former employees and families
of former employees of the Bannister Complex have recently raised concerns about serious
illnesses, in some cases leading to death, resulting from exposure to toxins at the Complex. Due
to the seriousness of the health issues that were raised, the Office of Inspector General initiated
an audit to determine whether the Kansas City Plant had controls in place to protect the
environment, and, the health and safety of its employees.