The National Nuclear Security Administration is “actively working” to get weapons-grade plutonium out of South Carolina as required by court order, an NNSA spokesperson said Tuesday. About half of the 1 metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium designated for removal will be shipped out this year, and the remaining half will be moved next year, the same spokesperson said. The plutonium is bound for Texas or Nevada and then New Mexico, according to a 50-page environmental analysis issued by the NNSA in July. The spokesperson referred to the environmental analysis in reference to other questions posed by the Aiken Standard.
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Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility.
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