MOX Project Achieves 4 Million Safe Work Hours


Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC, today announced that it has surpassed 4 million consecutive work hours without a lost-time accident during the construction of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. The safety milestone was achieved on June 23.

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More than 1,800 people are engaged in the design, construction and administration of the MOX project, which is being constructed for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is scheduled to begin operation in 2016.

Shaw AREVA MOX Services is joint venture of AREVA and Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. hired by NNSA to design, build and operate a facility to convert surplus weapons-grade plutonium into reactor fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants.

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Related reading: 4M accident free hours worked at MOX in the Aiken Standard.

Tags: DOE, NNSA, Shaw AREVA MOX Services

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