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MOX puts area on top 10 list

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The Augusta-Aiken market has landed in a construction magazine's top 10 list for Southeastern construction spending, but it wasn't because of brisk homebuilding or commercial developments.

It was the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Site.

The $3.5 billion project at the Savannah River Site known as the MOX facility caused the metro area's construction spending to surge 379 percent last year, helping the area place No. 5 in Southeast Construction 's ranking in its February issue.

The area's $5.01 billion worth of construction during an 11-month period in 2007 vaulted it above larger Southeastern markets such as Jacksonville, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tampa, Fla. Atlanta, with $13.9 billion worth of construction, was No. 1, followed by Miami; Orlando, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who issued a news release based on the listing, said the ranking "stands as a testament to the team approach our City has taken towards economic development and to the fact that our metro area is now recognized as a strong investment at the national level."

Southeast Construction, published by McGraw-Hill Construction, noted in its report that growth in construction values in the Augusta region were influenced by the MOX project.

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SCEagle Eye
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SCEagle Eye 02/12/08 - 08:52 am
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Too bad that this MOX project

Too bad that this MOX project provides no useful good or service to the American people. A typical big government venture which benefits a few and the rest of us pay. and pay. Due to how poorly the project is run massive cost overruns are guaranteed, but some but the big government crowd wil llove that as it means more money in their pockets. Vitrification of plutonium as waste remains the cheaper and safer way to manage the surplus plutonium.

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Localfan 02/12/08 - 11:05 am
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Sounds like someone has been

Sounds like someone has been eating sour grapes.

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Little Lamb 02/12/08 - 11:24 am
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I would much rather the

I would much rather the plutonium be used to fuel an electric power nuclear reactor than for it to be buried. Did Pluto Boy lose his job in the vitrification plant and not find one in the MOX plant?

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Bubba 02/12/08 - 08:47 pm
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The opinions expressed only

The opinions expressed only Bubba's, most Bubba's in fact. Pity poor Pluto. He likely lives in his Mom's home in Makanda, IL. A leftover of the 70's, he Googles various nuclear related items so he can whine in dozens of forums across the country about things about which he knows nothing, save the same tired talking points of the ill informed. Anyone who thinks vitrification is a great plan for highly radioactive plutonium warhead nuetralization need only inquire how well its going for the low level waste vitrification project. How many low level containers of vitrified waste have left SRS for permanent storage? None. They never will. Yucca Mountain won't open, ever. Now there's a black hole we've thrown a fortune into for naught. Pluto says "due to how poorly the project is run massive cost overruns are guaranteed". Not the most coherent sentence ever but worse, that's a damn lie. You see, Pluto isn't a disgruntled ex-employee, he's a shill, and a liar. If MOX isn't "on schedule and under budget" (I believe it is both!) you won't need Pluto to tell you- The Chronicle will. Pluto hates nuclear power, he hates coal fired power, Pluto is just a hater, pay him no heed.

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bigbert9980 02/12/08 - 09:01 pm
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Thats great!!!

Thats great!!!

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plumbbobbin 02/13/08 - 10:14 am
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I bet pluto's computer

I bet pluto's computer receives it's electricity from nuclear power.
To keep from being a hypocrite he should unplug NOW.

MartinezWest Augusta
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MartinezWest Augusta 02/13/08 - 03:55 pm
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Augusta will be on another

Augusta will be on another level in the next 5 years.

MartinezWest Augusta
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MartinezWest Augusta 02/13/08 - 03:55 pm
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Augusta will be on another

Augusta will be on another level in the next 5 years.

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