National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty on Tuesday rehashed the dead Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility during a meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Gordon-Hagerty described the defunct project – terminated Oct. 10, 2018 – as “horribly” over budget, adding that the facility would likely not have been finished before 2048. A 2016 U.S. Department of Energy project management report estimated MOX completion by 2048 as well. Contractors that same year estimated completion by 2029. Overall, the MOX venture – located on the Savannah River Site – “didn’t make any sense,” Gordon-Hagerty said.
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