MOX: gel de la construction de l'usine AREVA aux USA

IMG_0725Les Etats-Unis gèlent la construction de l’usine de MOX d’Areva à cause de son coût exorbitant 05 Mars 2014

The USA’s partially built Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF), a key component of the country’s plutonium disposition program, is to be placed on cold standby after being effectively cut out of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) FY2015 budget request.

Work started on the plant at Savannah River, South Carolina, in 2007, with a 2016 startup envisaged. Although based on France’s Melox MOX facility, the MFFF project has presented many first-of-a-kind challenges and in 2012 the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggested it would likely not start up before 2019 and cost at least $7.7 billion, far above original estimates of $4.9 billion.