The Buzz

December 6, 2013

POLITICS: Nikki Haley met with US energy secretary about SRS funding

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Gov. Nikki Haley has told the U.S. energy secretary she wants something done with 37 million gallons of waste at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.

Haley talked with the Aiken Standard about a discussion with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington D.C. earlier this week.

Haley says Moniz is committed to try to improve funding for the old nuclear weapons complex to deal with the waste.

"He made it very clear that in this next budget, he's working to push SRS waste cleanup and will do what it will take to get things back to their proper place at SRS," Haley said.

Read the full story from The Associated Press

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