NRC Extends Construction Deadline for MOX Fuel Fabrication Plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed an order Nov. 13 extending the
completion deadline for a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility in South
Carolina. Shaw AREVA MOX Services will have an additional 10 years, or
until March 30, 2025, to finish building the facility at the Department
of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken.
MOX Services asked
for the extension in May after a number of factors delayed construction,
including lower than requested annual funding from Congress and delays
in the delivery of components and key construction activities. The NRC
issued the original 10-year construction authorization March 30, 2005.
The extension does not expand the scope of work.