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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2017 2:53 pm 
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MOX funding still mixed in Washington


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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2017 9:54 pm 
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Editorial: Don't let V.C. Summer, Vogtle muddy MOX waters


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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2017 7:22 am 
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Editorial: House report paints grim picture for downblending


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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2017 7:31 am 
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The US have a very large nuclear still running.
They could use a thorium plutonium fuel with higher burn up than the present EU fuel.
The Russians has a big clientele of nuclear fuel in addition to their own use. They could even sell such fuel. They could take back used fuel for a fee and reprocess it for superior fissile U233. If the US joins in as fuel buyers, they could be catered.


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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Judge gives U.S. Government 10 days to meet MOX deadline

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In a text order signed Aug. 1, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs ordered the federal government to file a statement within 10 days setting forth how and when it will remove 1 metric ton of defense plutonium from the Savannah River Site. Federal officials were supposed to file a statement by July 31, but failed to do so. Childs pulled no punches in her text order, rebuking the defendants for taking a "lackadaisical approach" in complying with a previous order setting the July 31 deadline.


Bet they won't...


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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2017 8:01 am 
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Senate bill keeps MOX funding intact

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For the second consecutive year, the National Defense Authorization Act passed the Senate with language going against presidential recommendations, keeping Savannah River Site’s Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility alive. President Barack Obama requested the facility be abandoned in his 2017 budget proposal. MOX supporters were disappointed again the following year when President Donald Trump delivered his 2018 proposal asking to pull the plug on MOX.


Wow, so Barack Obama AND Donald Trump both agreed this was a money pit? And yet the money keeps flowing. This is what happens when you have a government where there are no negative consequences from spending money...


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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2017 8:46 am 
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At this rate, by the time congress is finally persuaded to cancel it, it will be finished...

Do we even have a completion date on this plant?
At this rate it probably would have been more feasible to transport the plutonium to the Melox plant at Cadarache and ship the resulting assemblies back to the states.....


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