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South Carolina demands $ 100 million for refusing to dispose of plutonium

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According to the information of the online edition "Look", South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson reported on the state administration’s request to the federal government for the allocation of $ 100 million for non-compliance with the obligation to export one ton of weapons-grade plutonium from the state.

According to him, Congress ordered the US Department of Energy to pay the state for 1 million dollars for each day plutonium was found in the state, starting with 1 in January 2016.

South Carolina demands $ 100 million for refusing to dispose of plutonium


This requirement is valid for the first hundred days of each year from 2016 to 2021 year.

- explained the state attorney general, adding that South Carolina had never previously filed such a large-scale lawsuit against the federal government.

The defendants are the United States Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSAB), which is part of its structure. The energy ministry was unable to process or export plutonium, and did not pay state compensation for the past and current years.

In South Carolina, there is an enterprise (Savannah River), working with radioactive waste. In accordance with the Russian-American agreement on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium (September 1998), the production site was expanded, with the task of processing plutonium into fuel for nuclear power plants. With readiness in 70%, work was suspended in 2016. However, by that time, plutonium reserves had been accumulated, awaiting reprocessing.



At the end of October, 2016, Vladimir Putin signed a law on the suspension of these agreements in connection with their unilateral implementation.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 9 August 2017 08: 37
    +2
    South Carolina is claiming $ 100 million in compensation for Washington's default. Officials dropped everything and "ran to fulfill the requirements." The US government is preparing to increase the amount of debt. Not to the smallest detail now.
    1. Monos
      Monos 9 August 2017 08: 38
      +5
      And why now suddenly startled? What happened then?
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 9 August 2017 08: 47
        +9
        Americans can not process plutonium to the desired condition for purely technical reasons. The deadlines are over, and the enterprises are not yet ready. If anyone remembers, it all started with the Chernomyrdin-Gore agreement. Then in the USA, Russia gave a significant part of its weapons-grade plutonium for processing for a penny. We destroyed our own, but the Americans never started. In 2014, after the imposition of sanctions, Russia suspended the implementation of this agreement unilaterally.
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 9 August 2017 10: 09
          +6
          And there is. They threw us like children. Thanks to EBN and others like him. Now we rebuild their centers and icebreakers. In fact, we gave up enriched uranium in the amount of about 500 tons, produced for 40 years. It looks like one of the points of indemnity for losing the Cold War.
          1. neri73-r
            neri73-r 9 August 2017 10: 59
            +2
            Quote: maxim947
            And there is. They threw us like children. Thanks to EBN and others like him. Now we rebuild their centers and icebreakers. In fact, we gave up enriched uranium in the amount of about 500 tons, produced for 40 years. It looks like one of the points of indemnity for losing the Cold War.

            As a result, they didn’t succeed in throwing us (although they wanted to), the GDP went around them when they froze the execution of this agreement under conditions that the Anglo-Saxons would never fulfill! And the result now is that we have technologies that no one in the world has, the SGA (USA) will not receive them, because Congress will never open funding to bring this technology to mind and complete the plant, as it will have to fulfill the conditions set by the GDP and they are humiliating for the Yankens! hi Kiss, Ball! (from) wassat
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 9 August 2017 11: 26
              +2
              And the uranium is gone ... And therefore, the congress may have come to a pose that they were not originally going to process it. They simply increased their strategic stock of weapons-grade uranium, and, accordingly, ours practically nullified.
              I believe in this theory more.
              1. kolyhalovs
                kolyhalovs 9 August 2017 12: 17
                +2
                Not gone, but sold. Not weapons, but in the form of fuel for nuclear power plants. But you go on. The main thing is to believe! And according to your faith be it unto you!
                1. maxim947
                  maxim947 9 August 2017 14: 21
                  +3
                  He left, because the amount that was paid is understated dozens of times. And if it was in the form of fuel for nuclear power plants (I won’t argue here, because I don’t know), it’s a little easier for us, we lost precisely enriched uranium.
                  Question: What do you believe in? What was a normal deal without betrayal by senior management?
                  1. kolyhalovs
                    kolyhalovs 10 August 2017 06: 12
                    0
                    To believe that it was a betrayal or to believe that it was not a betrayal, but a valuable action for our country - these are equally wrong ways of perceiving information.

                    For example, the statement that the price was understated dozens of times. Where is it from? For example, I don’t know how much we sell low enriched uranium in general, and by that agreement in particular. Therefore, I can’t say understated or not understated. Where did you get this information? Faith again?

                    Suppose she was understated. Why? Was this at the expense of defense? What outweighs the pros or cons? All questions need to be answered and here

                    I just see that today our nuclear industry is almost the only one that is not what is trying to get out of peak, but is developing steadily and purposefully.
                    And in the United States (as you know, maybe because Rosatom damped with its fuel), there remains at present one single uranium enrichment plant and if they continue to continue to count money in their “market” way, then this plant will close. And this will definitely be a betrayal of state interests (without any faith - but in fact). But it doesn’t bother us much.
                    1. maxim947
                      maxim947 10 August 2017 08: 41
                      0
                      To believe that it was a cunning and long-term plan aimed at undermining the American nuclear industry, to put it mildly naively. Yes, it happened from part, but the Yankees are solely to blame for this and I would not put it in our merits.
                      Regarding the price, there’s not a bad movie where it’s chewed to the details, and so the laboriousness that is necessary to produce a unit of fuel, and this starting from mines and ending with centrifuges, with the most crude calculation on the lower bar shows the cost for further calculation, again on the lower bar of the product. There, even for the ears, it is not possible to pull up the actual price with the one that was. There is a difference at times.
                      The only thing that lends itself to at least some kind of logic is the fact that highly enriched uranium (maybe ordinary) can not be stored for a relatively long time, it loses its properties, it’s about a couple or more than decades. And given the reduction in armaments, an overabundance was formed, and it needs to be stored, etc., and this is money, there is no money - that’s the solution.
            2. rice
              rice 9 August 2017 20: 50
              0
              I completely agree. In continuation, let me quote from the article “How was the agreement on the destruction of plutonium born” and why did anyone fall into it: “finally, we will translate the text of the new law into an understandable language. Yes, this is just our“ self-made ”version of the translation, but critics will have to start by looking for holes in logic. And we, as usual, will be glad to hear constructive criticism. In our opinion, the "translation" looks something like this. +

              “Gentlemen, American partners! You are not able to dispose of plutonium, because you are simply not trained, because you have driven your nuclear industry into a cesspool. Let us forget about this very SOUP, let the "extra" weapons-grade plutonium remain a strategic reserve for you and for us. But neither you nor we will forget that you simply won’t be able to develop weapons-grade uranium: you yourself could not cope with centrifuges, and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons will not allow you to buy technology on the side. And, even if you put it with the device on it, you lose 5-10 years in time: while you build factories, while you master a new technology for you, we will have time to create and put new warheads on combat duty. Let's face it: you, gentlemen partners, are not capable of winning the nuclear arms race against us under any circumstances. Therefore, the last time we propose: let's live peacefully, each doing his own thing. What is “doing your own thing”, you can’t understand? There are no problems, we list "- and hereinafter referred to are the conditions for Russia to return to the action of SOUP-2000."
              full article here: http://geoenergetics.ru/2016/10/21/kak-rodilos-i-
              pochemu-vpalo-v-komu-soglashenie-ob-unichtozhenii
              -plutoniya /
        2. kolyhalovs
          kolyhalovs 9 August 2017 12: 31
          +1
          Quote: siberalt
          If anyone remembers, it all started with the Chernomyrdin-Gore agreement.

          You have porridge in your head. You are talking about the so-called "HEU-KNOW" agreement. But there is not about plutonium, but about uranium. And not about destruction, but about the sale in the form of low-enriched fuel for nuclear power plants. Russia has actually become one of the largest suppliers of fuel to the US market (and it is private, so you know). The United States actually supported our nuclear industry, it is not clear why. Under this agreement, we got a little greenery, and perhaps because of this agreement we are already running a fast neutron reactor. The first in the world, if that.
        3. Suhov
          Suhov 9 August 2017 13: 12
          0
          Quote: siberalt
          Can not Americans recycle plutonium to the desired condition for purely technical reasons.

          They can, but they don't want to: they cunning, I drag time, cheat shorter dur-forge. hi
          1. rice
            rice 9 August 2017 20: 54
            0
            Quote: Sukhov
            They can, but they don't want to

            No, they can’t. And they can’t produce weapons-grade uranium - technology and production are buried
      2. Jedi
        Jedi 9 August 2017 08: 49
        +13
        Quote: Monos
        What happened then?

        Clan showdowns have entered a new round ...
    2. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 9 August 2017 08: 39
      0
      Thanks CEP) brevity talent sister)
  2. K-50
    K-50 9 August 2017 08: 59
    +9
    The production site was expanded, which was entrusted with the task of processing plutonium into fuel for nuclear power plants. When ready, 70% of the work was suspended in 2016.

    Something did not go with the Yankens. Either they could not debug the processing technology, or they considered it too expensive. In general, "... I could not, I could not ...". request laughing
    Unlike the exceptional ones, the gas station Russia was able to set up the technology, build a plant and spend ten times less money on it. At the same time, he does not boast about his election to other nations. wink
    1. Arameev
      Arameev 9 August 2017 09: 36
      +7
      Quote: K-50

      Something did not go with the Yankens. Either they could not debug the processing technology, or they considered it too expensive. In general, "... I could not, I could not ...". request laughing
      Unlike the exceptional ones, the gas station Russia was able to set up the technology, build a plant and spend ten times less money on it. At the same time, he does not boast about his election to other nations. wink

      here is a good article with a detailed explanation of the plutonium problem of the United States, called "A few words about plutonium, the great USA and the gas station country" . they really "didn’t shmogli" :-)) http://politarktika.ru/news/para_slov_o_plutonii_
      velikikh_ssha_i_strane_benzokolonke / 2016-04-13-29-XNUMX
      9
      a quote on plutonium issues from the american from that article. the truth is a bit long, but it's worth it IMHO:
      "The production of MOX fuel, again, has been developed. Developed - theoretically. And practically it would be necessary to build a plant, right? States and began to build it in their own, in 2008 began. Russia, of course, dozed peacefully - where did it, bastard! In 2012, she woke up - she also started in Zheleznogorsk. The Americans worked seriously - the work is big, it’s not a pity for money. By 2015, 7,7 billion spent - serious guys. And the laptniks? Well, where did they get so much money from? They scraped together somehow 240 million - and that’s all, the pope Vova did not give them anymore. Well, what to do, damn it. Built on what was given. Surely they also stole it to replenish the fur store. The plant was opened on September 28 last year. The plant, of course, from broken bricks, boards stick out in all directions. The International Atomic Energy Agency handed a bribe to those who gave the go-ahead. What about the Americans? And the Americans told Obama that they needed to start the plant ... they needed money. Yet. A bit. 17.3 billion. Seventeen billion 300 million. Together - 25 billion. At a gas station - 240 million and is already working. And the Americans would still have 17.3 billion and then! .. Then the plant - will be. In five years. Honestly. Mandatory. I don’t know if Obama knows Russian obscene. He probably needed him when he heard these “factory workers”. He listened, listened - and he sent it. On foot erotic tour. Instead of money - uh ... - I won’t say that over the whole erysipelas.
      Here are such things. The only fast reactors in the world are in Russia. The world's only MOX fuel plant in Russia. And in America, they made an iPhone. Russia from plutonium is able to make 1 bookmarks of MOX fuel, burn it at home, sell it to Europeans. What about America? And America made an iPhone. But where to put plutonium - she doesn’t know, she doesn’t have so much money. She makes iPhones, leave me alone! ..
      Putin’s face was seen when he talked about the US refusal to burn plutonium? Serious face, not a shadow of a smirk. I couldn’t. I would laugh at the top of my voice)
      "
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 9 August 2017 10: 06
        +2
        Thanks so much for the link. Informative article, easy to read, everything is intelligible and optimistic good
        1. Arameev
          Arameev 9 August 2017 19: 53
          +1
          Quote: pvv113
          Thanks so much for the link. Informative article, easy to read, everything is intelligible and optimistic good

          health)) there is a whole series of interesting articles on the topic of nuclear energy ...
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 9 August 2017 21: 47
            +1
            I learned something new. Thanks again hi
            1. Arameev
              Arameev 9 August 2017 22: 06
              +1
              Quote: pvv113
              I learned something new.

              drinks
  3. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 9 August 2017 09: 26
    +9
    Funny news .... So they couldn’t process it, and not just take it out?
    And is it in the States ?! ONE Well EXCLUSIVE !!! Daladnoneveru !!! laughing
    But "backward" Russia does not take a steam bath with these problems. The Russians, it turns out, simply do not have these problems. And they process it and export it from others ....
  4. Old26
    Old26 9 August 2017 09: 48
    +8
    Quote: siberalt
    Americans can not process plutonium to the desired condition for purely technical reasons. The deadlines are over, and the enterprises are not yet ready. If anyone remembers, it all started with the Chernomyrdin-Gore agreement. Then in the USA, Russia gave a significant part of its weapons-grade plutonium for processing for a penny. We destroyed our own, but the Americans never started. In 2014, after the imposition of sanctions, Russia suspended the implementation of this agreement unilaterally.

    Well, if you don’t know, at least be silent, huh? NEVER by program Gor Chernomyrdin we did not pass America WEAPON PLUTONIUM. It was about transferring to America LOW-ENRICHED URANIUM (KNOW). derived from HIGH-ENRICHED URANIUM (HEU)removed from reducible warheads and diluted to criterion LOW ENRICHED
    We did not transfer any weapons-grade plutonium. By joint agreement, each of the parties undertook to process its weapons-grade plutonium into energy. At the first stage, EMNIP has 32 tons on each side. We recycled. The Americans, too, but their processing technology is such that it can again be quickly turned into a weapon. Therefore, Putin suspended this program.
  5. Operator
    Operator 9 August 2017 12: 51
    0
    We are talking about American weapons-grade plutonium, which is modestly "forgotten" to mention in the note.
  6. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 9 August 2017 15: 50
    0
    in general, what I understood from the text of the article that no one wants to store this garbage, and no one knows how to use it either ...
    and on lyama for every day it’s cool ...
  7. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 9 August 2017 16: 10
    +3
    But the great country of America knows how to make such a reactor, edren-loaf! Experimental. Little. France also knows how. Little. Experimental. American - burned out. French - burned out. The Japanese tried, but in 2010 a pipe with fuel fell off and stupidly drowned in sodium, and there Fukushima also shook — they turned and forgot, and scored. And what is there (that is, here) quilted jackets in felt boots? Horror with them, horror-horror. After all, in the USSR foreign newspapers could not be accessed, not read - these quilted jackets did not know a damn thing. Worked and worked. They worked on experimental sodium technology. In 1980 in Beloyarsk industrial was built - BN-600. No accidents, no fires ... Just now the BN-800 was plugged into the network - it works and it works. Savages. Gas station. Nowhere in the world is there - but it works here. Horror. laughing tongue wassat