When U.S. Rep. James Clyburn wrote of his outrage over the decision by SCANA and Santee Cooper to suspend construction of their nuclear boondoggle, he patted himself on the back for “working feverishly with the Obama administration” on an EPA Clean Power Plan (“How pro-coal federal policy helped kill the SC nuclear plants,” Aug. 6).
It is time to walk away from this ill-advised project. The future costs are a complete mystery.
Interestingly enough, Attorney General Alan Wilson has just sued the Department of Energy for $1 million per day for turning its back on the Savannah River Site nuclear dump (“State sues U.S. for $100M over failure to remove plutonium,” Aug. 9)
This dump resides in Rep. Clyburn’s own backyard.
If Rep. Clyburn was so concerned about the welfare of his constituents, perhaps he could have worked feverishly to convince President Obama and Harry Reid to move forward with the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.