U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, has read Donald Trump’s budget proposal, and he doesn’t like what it reminds him of.
When it comes to funding South Carolina’s MOX nuclear facility, Graham says Trump’s budget continues the “Obama administration’s failed approach to MOX.”
“This budget proposal, much like the Obama Administration’s, embraces a process of ‘dilute and dispose’ for surplus weapons-grade plutonium,” Graham said in a statement about the budget unveiled Tuesday.
“There are several shortcomings with this approach. First, it has already been considered. Second, it was rejected.”
Graham argues the administration’s proposal for handling plutomium at the site would violate international arms controls agreements, and “it fails to account for the political opposition, on both sides of the aisle, that is likely to occur and will undoubtedly result in extended delays.”
The senator said he hopes “we can get a better price in place without crippling this important national security program.”