Sellafield Product & Residue Store received first batch of plutonium

The Sellafield Product & Residue Store facility (SPRS) received its first batch of plutonium in preparation for commissioning of the facility for normal operations. Construction of the facility was completed in May 2010. SPRS is designed to store U.K. separated plutonium for up to 100 years. The United Kingdom reported having 84.9 tonnes of separated plutonium at the end of 2009. It has no strategy of dealing with the material. Among most recent proposals is a controversial plan to use the plutonium to fabricate MOX fuel.