South Carolina is on pace to fine the federal government another $100 million this year because of a missed plutonium recycling deadline at a nuclear plant in Aiken. The U.S. agreed, in a 2000 agreement with Russia, to dispose of 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium. Under the agreement, Russia is expected do the same. The U.S. is using a method known as MOX, which would convert the plutonium into nuclear fuel by using a facility at the Savannah River Site near Aiken. That facility, known as the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, is still under construction.
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