MOX funding still mixed in Washington

As the federal budget process plods along, MOX continues to receive mixed signals from lawmakers. Also known as the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, the MOX project continues to make progress, its exterior facade largely completed. Unofficial estimates place facility completion between 70 and 75 percent. Mixed Oxide is becoming a mixed bag, however, with …

IAEA fuel ‘bank’ on course

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano yesterday updated the agency’s board of governors on recent developments including the IAEA’s storage facility for low-enriched uranium (LEU) – known as the LEU Bank – which will be inaugurated on 29 August and should receive its first uranium in 2018. The facility, at the Ulba Metallaurgical …