COLUMBIA - In a report released Thursday, GAO officials wrote that the U.S. Department of Energy needs to analyze cost increases for the program to produce mixed-oxide fuel, or MOX.
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.
An employee of an Augusta payday loan business admitted Wednesday she stole $50,173.
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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, to discuss the progress of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction at Savannah River Site.
Concerns over potential cost and schedule overruns raise the specter of having to justify the effort all over again.
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.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has added an additional resident inspector to the U.S. Energy Department's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction at Savannah River Site.
The executive branch of the U.S. government, including the Department of Energy, cannot see fit to budget $7 million for the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory for fiscal year 2006 as it did in 2005. H. Perry Holcomb, North Augusta, S.C.