Concerns over potential cost and schedule overruns raise the specter of having to justify the effort all over again.
An employee of an Augusta payday loan business admitted Wednesday she stole $50,173.
NORTH AUGUSTA --- A federal agency unveiled a proposal Thursday that could transform the nation's nuclear weapons infrastructure and lead to the consolidation of tritium research at Savannah River Site.
The world's largest concrete pump, deployed at the construction site of the U.S. government's $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel plant at Savannah River Site, is being moved to Japan in a series of emergency measures to help stabilize the Fukushima reactors.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Many community leaders here welcome a possible $4 billion plutonium pit facility at the Savannah River Site, saying it would bring hundreds of new jobs, but environmentalists aren't sure it's worth the health risk.
Making the world a safer place is a concern to us all. To reduce the threat of rogue nations and terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapon materials, the United States and Russia signed the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement in 2000. The agreement requires each country to dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus, weapons-grade plutonium by turning it into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for use in existing commercial nuclear reactors. After the fuel is used in the reactor, it can no longer be used in a nuclear weapon.
...during the most recent assessment period. The MOX facility, which will be owned by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, is part of an effort to make surplus weapons-grade plutonium into more proliferation-resistant...
...mechanical engineering from Auburn University.The MOX facility, which will be owned by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, is part of an effort to make surplus weapons-grade plutonium into more proliferation-resistant...
...very respected Center for Defense Information in Washington D.C., the bulk of this money in the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration's budget goes to eliminating weapons-grade plutonium production in Russia, including the yet-to-be-constructed...
Its supporters say it could mean billions in local investment and hundreds of good jobs for the Augusta area. Critics say it's a bigger risk than the nuclear terrorism it is intended to help prevent.