Ploughshares Fund is proud to have supported organizations – including the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, the Project on Government Oversight and many more – who worked with Congress to put the MOX project in check and push for smarter solutions. As of today, October 15, 2018, the project is over: "The Trump administration this week killed a contract for a project to convert plutonium from Cold War-era bombs into power, which it has said would cost tens of billions of dollars, after its supporters lost a legal battle."

Photo: Sign near the entrance to the Savannah River Site. Flickr / Bill Golladay (cc). Taken July, 3, 2012.

  • Time to Pull the Plug on MOX

    Some things never seem to change, sometimes to the detriment of the US taxpayer. Allowing parochial interests to trump national ones is a Washington tradition that lives on. Case in point: this week Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) placed a “hold” on the ...

    April 30, 2013 - By Paul Carroll
  • Plutonium Waste Begets Budget Waste

    Many in Congress fumed last year when a green energy company – Solyndra – defaulted on a $535 million government loan, resulting from some bad management decisions and the market falling out from under the company. What happens when the government spends $5 billion on a poorly managed plutonium...

    January 23, 2013 - By Ben Loehrke
  • Bombs Mean Big Business for Big Business

    Lobbies claim that thousands of companies benefit from nuclear weapons spending. But according to a new report from the Center for International Policy, those claims are far from reality. In truth, only a handful of companies stand to gain significantly, with a network of subcontractors behind...

    June 27, 2012 - By Nora Wilkinson