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ANS Explains Safety of MOX Fuel
As part of the conversation on the ongoing situation in Japan, there have been some questions about MOX (Mixed Oxied) fuel. A brief released yesterday from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) specifically concludes that: “Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel has been used safely in nuclear power reactors for...
Sat, Mar 26 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Gives Thumbs Up to Safety Standards at MOX Facility
Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its final Safety Evaluation Report for the MOX (mixed oxide) Fuel Fabrication Facility. Currently under construction on the Savannah River Site, the MOX Facility is a Department of Energy program to construct a facility that will convert former...
Tue, Jan 4 2011
Visit to MELOX Facility
By Robert W. Gee, President, Gee Strategies Group LLC A critical part of the used fuel recycling process is the ability to deploy plutonium to create mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for civilian nuclear reactors. This visit was an opportunity to see how MOX fuel is manufactured and integrated into nuclear fuel...
Tue, Oct 19 2010
NRC Issues Safety Report on MOX Project
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...
Fri, Aug 27 2010
Response to Friends of the Earth News Release on MOX Fuel
Please see below a response from a DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) spokesperson to an innaccurate and misleading new release issued yesterday by an anti-nuclear organization regarding MOX fuel and the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction at the Savannah River Site in South...
Fri, Nov 13 2009
Japan Starts Using MOX Fuel
Today marks an important step for Japan’s energy independence and for the future of the nuclear industry. As World Nuclear News and others are reporting, Kyushu Electric Power Company restarted Unit 3 of the Genkai nuclear power plant using MOX (mixed oxide) fuel recycled at AREVA’s MELOX...
Thu, Nov 5 2009
“Nuclear Swords into Peaceful Plowshares”
Yesterday, an editorial in the Aiken Standard spotlighted the important work taking place at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. “The Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at SRS is to turn some 34 tons of weapons grade plutonium into a component for fuel rod assemblies that will...
Fri, Aug 7 2009
Another step forward for the MOX Project
On Thursday, the Tennessee Valley Authority signed a letter of intent agreeing to evaluate using mixed-oxide (MOX) recycled fuel in two or more of their nuclear reactors. This is a positive step for Shaw AREVA MOX Services LLC, which is currently constructing the MOX Fuel fabrication Facility in South...
Mon, Jul 20 2009
AREVA Has Many Satisfied MOX Fuel Customers
by Jarret Adams Today, some 35 reactors around the world are using mixed-oxide fuel produced by AREVA, and fuel for more is under development. Our customers are found throughout Western Europe and Japan. Some German nuclear power plants have been using MOX fuel successfully in their reactors for 35 years...
Mon, May 11 2009
Augusta Chronicle Clarifies Situation at MOX Facility
On a blog hosted by the Augusta Chronicle, reporter Rob Pavey provides a good summary of the situation at the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Shaw AREVA MOX Services is building the facility which will convert nuclear weapons material into mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for U.S. nuclear...
Wed, May 6 2009
MOX Project Will Help Remove Weapons Material, Create Clean Electricity
by Jarret Adams The MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction in South Carolina serves several important goals: It provides a way to remove weapons-grade material from the nation’s military stockpiles. At the same time, the mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel produced by the facility will help generate reliable...
Tue, Apr 21 2009
MOX Fuel Supports Environmental and National Security Goals
By Jarret Adams The MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction in South Carolina recently passed the milestone of 2 million work hours completed without a lost time incident. This facility is an important project because it will take weapons-grade material in our nation’s stockpiles and convert...
Wed, Apr 8 2009
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