May 13 2016

Senate Armed Services Committee Again Rejects Obama Plan to Scrap MOX

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he was pleased the National Defense Authorization Act provides $340 million for continued construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility at Savannah River Site. The NDAA was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday.

“I appreciate my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee for recognizing the importance of the MOX program to the national security interests of the United States,” said Graham, who is a member of the committee.

“Yesterday’s vote was another step away from the Obama Administration’s ill-conceived plan to abandon the MOX program,” continued Graham. “I will continue to work with others in the House and Senate to support the MOX program and the valuable contributions being made by SRS to our national security.”