This just in from Jim Clyburn:
“I have spoken with Secretary Moniz and he has informed me that the Department of Energy will continue construction of the MOX facility through the end of this fiscal year. This should allow all of us ample time to develop a way forward that would enhance our national security interests and benefit our state economically,” Clyburn said. “I am pleased that the Administration has responded swiftly to concerns I raised over plans to place the facility into ‘cold standby.’ I look forward to working with DOE and my colleagues in Congress on ways to ensure the MOX program’s continuity and viability.”
Somehow, “until the end of the year” isn’t all that encouraging. I doubt it’s going to satisfy the critics — especially the Republican critics — of the “cold standby” decision. Or am I wrong?