U.S. MOX report reveals major cost estimate increases

The Union of Concerned Scientists obtained the summary of a report on MOX program that was prepared for the Department of Energy by an independent contractor, the Aerospace Corporation.

The summary indicates that the cost of the MOX program is not estimated at a minimum of $47.5 billion, which is a significant increase from the previous estimates that ranged from $25.1 billion to more than $34 billion. Moreover, as the Union of Concerned Scientists argues in its analysis, the new estimate does not include various costs associated with the program.

UPDATE 05/12/15: The redacted text of the full report is now available (PDF file).