Wednesday, July 21, 2010

U.S. Energy Department Is Undecided on Where to Dispose Thirteen (13) Metric Tons of Plutonium

I hope that the Energy Department has tight control over this material. Otherwise, a couple of tons of this plutonium might go missing like the nuclear bomb at Barksdale Air Force.

The U.S. Energy Department is re-evaluating its options for how to get rid of 13 metric tons of plutonium that wasn't included in the 34 metric tons designated for processing through the MOX plant under construction at Savannah River Site.

The additional plutonium -- enough for about 1,625 nuclear bombs -- will be evaluated through a series of modifications to the existing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the government's plutonium disposition program.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle

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