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Richmond Selected for Technical Oversight Group for Key Plutonium Technology

June 2004
Congratulations to ETD's Bill Richmond for being named to the Plutonium Disassembly Conversion Facility Technical Oversight Group. Through testing and demonstrations, this group will determine if the operational parameters for the facility's Advanced Retrieval and Integrated Extraction System are valid. The system is a first-of-a-kind technology that provides plutonium feedstock to the facility, where excess nuclear weapons will be converted to plutonium oxide for use as mixed oxide fuel for nuclear power plants.

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