Sens. Blast DOE Budget Over Nuclear Project Concerns

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Senate lawmakers on Tuesday grilled the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy on the president's $28.4 billion budget proposal for the agency, demanding more details about an international nuclear research fusion project that could cost the government more than $3 billion.

Members of the appropriations subcommittee for energy and water development said that they must see additional information about the project schedule and cost estimates for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently under construction in southern France.

The White House has asked for $225...
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