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MOX plant using weapons-grade plutonium being built at S. Carolina site with ominous looking reactors — Located on top of region’s most dangerous fault line (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Published: September 13th, 2011 at 6:36 pm ET
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Reactor at Savannah River Site SOURCE: NY Times

Reactor at Savannah River Site SOURCE: DC Bureau

The Bomb Plant, DC Bureau by Joseph Trento, September 12, 2011:

National Security News Service reporters spent the last two years investigating the most secretive institution in the federal government: the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its radioactive weapons facility – the Savannah River Site (SRS). [...]

Our investigation will take you to K Reactor, where the world’s surplus plutonium is being stored in a minimally-secured building located on top of the most dangerous earthquake fault in the South. [...]

TVA might use MOX fuels from SRS, Augusta Chronicle by Rob Pavey, June 10, 2009:

[...] The 600,000-square-foot complex [a $4.86 billion facility under construction at Savannah River Site is] scheduled to open in 2016, will dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus, weapons-grade plutonium [...] Clay Ramsey, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s MOX federal project director, said TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority] has expressed strong interest in using the fuels in some of its six existing commercial reactors. [...] “We’re very comfortable right now in the level of interest in our fuel,” Mr. Ramsey said Tuesday, adding that a second potential client — whose identity he could not disclose — has opened discussions about using the fuel. [...]

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