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Federal government looks at new tritium producers

The federal government is soliciting bids from commercial nuclear power reactors to produce tritium for atomic weapons. Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga., is among power producers in 12 states that have expressed an interest in contracting with the Department of Energy to manufacture the bomb material. A spokesman for Alabamabased Southern Nuclear Operating Co., which runs Plant Vogtle, said Wednesday the company has to review the request for proposals before it makes an offer.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/05/met_209436.shtml
Metro
Two states do battle over tritium production

...new missions at SRS. "So we certainly would be concerned if this decreases the possibility of SRS becoming the tritium producer." Nine members of the South Carolina and Georgia congressional delegations fired off a letter to Mrs. O'Leary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/22/met_201609.shtml
Metro
DOE chief's flip-flop

...residents, points out, "If you have three options instead of two you decrease the possibility of SRS becoming the tritium producer." This prompted nine members of South Carolina and Georgia's congressional delegation to shoot off a letter to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/28/edi_201820.shtml
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