Future of Savannah River Site’s MOX facility to be discussed in court

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A Federal Appeals Court is set to discuss, Thursday, the future of Savannah River Site’s MOX project.

In a letter sent to a Texas congressman and filed in court documents, the National Nuclear Security Agency says it agrees with the decision made by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to stop the project.  

The State of South Carolina is suing the DOE saying its opinion on the matter was never considered when Secretary Perry issued the directive to end MOX earlier this year.  

Meanwhile, President Trump signed a new bill last week that would effectively cut MOX down from over $300-billion to $220 billon…which is the exact amount of funds it would take to close the incomplete project safely and in a timely manner.

To read the letter from the National Nuclear Security Agency, click HERE.

To read the letter to the Federal Appeals Court, click HERE.

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