Audit looks into delays, cost overruns of MOX project in S.C.

05/28/2014 | Aiken Standard (S.C.)

Approving cost estimates before a design is complete can lead to problems, as the inspector general of the Department of Energy found when conducting an audit of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Both the National Nuclear Security Administration and contractor MOX Services have been unable to control the construction schedule and costs of the facility. "MOX Services estimated that completing the MOX Facility would cost about $7.7 billion and take until November 2019, representing a cost growth of $2.9 billion and a schedule slippage of (more than) three years," according to the audit.

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