MOX: Old plant has new mission

Friday, Aug 21, 2009 5:32 PM
Last updated 5:38 PM
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Savannah River Site's past missions helped build nuclear bombs. Its future includes a role in disposing of their lethal legacy.

America made a nonproliferation commitment to the world -- and part of that promise will be fulfilled at the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or "MOX" plant at SRS.

Learn more about the MOX project and what it means for the Aiken-Augusta area in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

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SCEagle Eye 08/23/09 - 08:15 am
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The main mission of the $5+

The main mission of the $5+ billion MOX plant is to suck tax payer money out of our pockets. The cheaper and safer method of dealing with this surplus plutonium, vitrifying it in existing nuclear waste - has been abandoned. If we were serious about non-proliferation and wanted to reduce costs DOE would not be building a MOX plant at SRS.

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