As part of the Shaw AREVA MOX Services team working on the construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility, AREVA is excited to share the news of an important recognition of the project. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) recognized Shaw AREVA MOX Services for outstanding environmental leadership by accepting the team into the organization’s South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP).
SCEEP is a voluntary program recognizing South Carolina facilities that have demonstrated environmental performance through pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, and the use of an environmental management system.
Shaw AREVA MOX Services was invited and accepted into the program because of its effective implementation of a strong environmental management system and the absence of any violations from environmental regulators during the more than five years of the civil work and construction of the MOX project.
Shaw AREVA MOX Services is responsible for the design and construction of the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. As part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Plutonium Disposition Program, the MOX project is a program to dispose of U.S. excess weapon-grade plutonium by fabricating it into MOX fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants. Under an agreement with Russia, the U.S. will use the MOX facility to dispose of no less than 34 metric tons (MT) of excess weapon-grade plutonium.
Read the press release and learn more about the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility here.
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