MOX Program Future
Columbia, SC (WOLO)-President Barack Obama's 2015 proposed budget would put a hold on South Carolina's Mox Project at The Savannah River Site near Aiken.
The project would be a first of its kind in the U.S. to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.
Officials want time to evaluate alternative ways to dispose of plutonium.
Last year, the government accountability office said Mox was more than 3 years behind its 2016 completion deadline and at least $3 billion dollars over budget.
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