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Spending bill will benefit state, Savannah River Site

Submitted by on December 20, 2011 – 4:00 pmNo Comment

Provisions contained in the more than $1 trillion spending bill that passed Congress and was signed by President Obama this weekend is expected to have positive implications for South Carolina and the Savannah River Site, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday.
The budget allocates a total of $1.19 billion to the Savannah River Site for cleanup and other missions and $452.573 million for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication facility, as well as specific provisions for the future of H-Canyon.
“In a very lean budget year, where you’re having to make tough decisions, the Environmental Management funds were kept stable and will allow us to have the funding that the (Savannah River Site) needs to continue our cleanup programs,” Graham said. “The big takeaways from this year at SRS is that H-Canyon is going to remain viable and is going to be used in new and creative ways, that the EM budget in the appropriations bill allows the Site to maintain the project that we’re already involved in and that hydrogen research from a national standpoint has survived.”

To continue reading the article by Anna Doliantis of The Aiken Standard, please visit: http://www.aikenstandard.com/Local/1220-budget

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