The National Nuclear Security Administration, a semi-autonomous agency of the US Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a contract termination notice to the consortium building the a mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. About 70% complete, the facility was intended to dispose of 34 tonnes of weapons-grade plutonium by turning it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.
If you think making MOX is a good idea, you are effed in the head.
Anything to take a pot shot at Trump, TDS, hatred.
The cost was going to be $847,000 cost per pound to make MOX which is a marginally higher output fuel than U3O8 Uranium, but with much higher risks via frisky neutrons.
But U3O8 can be had for $27 per pound.
Here is what the cost estimates looked like....
And in further good news of headed the right direction.....