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Direct disposal is better solution for South Carolina's plutonium problem

...retired Cold War-era nuclear warheads. If completed, the MOX plant would mix plutonium and uranium oxides and produce fuel...plutonium. The DOE now believes the construction cost of the MOX plant will run $12 billion to $14 billion ? more than 10 times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-10-24/direct-disposal-
S.C. attorney general threatens legal action against federal government over MOX

...representatives, filed a lawsuit in response to the Energy Department's proposal to immediately suspend construction of the MOX plant.If implemented, the proposal would have cost more than 1,500 workers their jobs and breached an agreement between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-09/sc-attorney-general-threatens
Rethink plutonium storage

...the oxides of uranium and plutonium, can be used in place of low-enriched uranium as the fuel to power reactors. The MOX plant, if completed, could consume only about two tons of plutonium per year. That being so, MOX is totally irrelevant in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-11/rethink-plutonium-storag
MOX costs rise, could hamper nonproliferation agreement

...facility began in 2007. In 1999, the MOX plant was projected to cost $1.7 billion...the remaining work, he said.The MOX plant has faced continual federal funding...Russian agreement."With the MOX plant, it can no longer be used as a weapon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-25/mox-costs-rise-could-hamper-n
Cost estimate for MOX facility at Savannah River Site swells to $47.5 billion

...weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear fuel using the MOX plant. That cost includes $17.1 billion to complete construction...on the 600,000-square-foot facility in 2007. The MOX plant has faced continual federal funding drawbacks. It received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-22/cost-estimate-mox-facility-sa
SC Republicans question cost projections for MOX plant

Rep. Joe Wilson and Sens. Lind­sey Graham and Tim Scott say that an independent assessment prepared for Congress has questionable cost figures and that the Obama administration should commit to completing the MOX facility.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-23/sc-republicans-question-cost-
Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...fabrication facility, which has had massive cost overruns and schedule delays.Clements is not alone in his scrutiny of the MOX plant.On Monday, an Energy Department report cited the program as an example of mismanaged government projects needing reform...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-17/transparency-motivates-longt
Construction continues for MOX facility at Savannah River Site under continuing resolution funding levels

...and the site and government documents secured.About $4 billion has been spent on construction so far. In 1999, the MOX plant was projected to cost $1.7 billion to build. The estimate rose to $4.9 billion and in 2013, the cost was revised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-27/construction-continues-mox
Energy Secretary Moniz discusses MOX funding during SRS visit

...Monday, touring the Department of Energy site and the MOX plant after meeting with federal workers and the media. South...Graham said a continuing resolution would prevent the MOX plant from entering cold standby in October, when the fiscal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-28/energy-secretary-moniz-discus
U.S. Senate appropriators recommend $400 million for MOX plant at Savannah River Site

The U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee approved $400 million for the MOX facility, or $204 million more than proposed to shut down the program.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-17/us-senate-appropriators-