SC Fires Off Suit Over Gov't Mothballing Nuke Waste Site

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT) -- South Carolina sued the Obama administration in federal court Tuesday over its plans to suspend construction of a nuclear waste disposal facility in the state, accusing it of defying congressional authority by using money earmarked for construction to mothball the facility instead.

The dispute centers around a mixed oxide fuel, or MOX, fabrication facility being built in Aiken, S.C., to dispose of nearly three dozen metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium. In his proposed 2015 budget, released earlier this month, President Barack Obama recommended that the MOX...
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