The MOX situation

The MOX project at Savannah River leads an uncertain life, but the money flow continues — as does the debate about its role in the nation’s nonproliferation efforts. Here’s an update from Derrek Asberry of the Aiken (S.C.) Standard. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason led a “Red Team” earlier this year that examined alternatives (report posted via Union of Concerned Scientists) for plutonium disposition.

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Senior Writer Frank Munger covers the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities and many related topics — nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and other things nuclear, environmental cleanup and science of all sorts. Atomic City Underground is, first and foremost, a news blog, but there's room for analysis, opinion and random thoughts that have no place else to go.