Fukushima #3 Is Fueled With Plutonium (MOX)!

MOX is mixed oxide fuel, a mix of uranium and plutonium.   The containment building at Fukushima #3 just blew up yesterday and the core has at least partially melted.

from the Union of Concered Scientists:

“One particular concern with Unit 3 is the presence of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in the core.  MOX is a mixture of plutonium and uranium oxides. In September 2010, 32 fuel assemblies containing MOX fuel were loaded into this reactor. This is about 6% of the core.””

http://allthingsnuclear.org/post/3842650618/sunday-update-on-fukushima-reactors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOX_fuel

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