NRC email reveals US nuclear plant used MOX fuel

Published: April 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am ET
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Via Enformable: Nuclear Regulatory Commission email, dated March 28, 2011 2:49 PM

Sheehan, Neil: A question from a reporter is how many and which U.S. plants are using MOX fuel. Does anyone have that information handy?

Burnell, Scott: ZERO

Sheehan: Let me rephrase: Have any plants been testing the use of MOX or signed up to use it in the future?

McIntyre, David: Catawba [in S. Carolina, near Columbia, NC] did for a cycle or two back in 2006, I think. TVA has expressed interest, and Columbia was recently revealed to be in discussions with DOE about it. But nobody has signed up or committed to using it.

See also: CNN nuclear expert: I think MOX fuel is being used at U.S. reactors -- Contradicts gov't claims -- Made in Russia with weapons-grade plutonium (VIDEO)

 

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