The U.S. government's mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility under construction in South Carolina, which is designed to convert surplus weapons-grade plutonium to fuel for commercial reactors, shows the country's commitment to nonproliferation, said Kelly Trice, president and chief operating officer of Shaw Areva MOX Services. The MOX project will also support the Department of Energy's efforts to cut surplus plutonium storage and security costs while producing clean energy, Trice said.

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