The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its draft safety evaluation report on the MOX (mixed oxide) Fuel Fabrication Facility, a project under construction at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
Shaw AREVA MOX Services, a joint venture of the two leading energy companies, is building the $4.86 billion facility which will help support our nation’s nonproliferation goals by converting weapons-grade material into MOX fuel for U.S. nuclear power plants.
While the report does not make a decision about licensing the plant, a decision which is still years away, it does represent the NRC’s preliminary assessment “that the facility would not pose an undue risk to worker and public health and safety.”
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