Members of South Carolina's congressional delegation submitted a letter to Gov. Nikki Haley asking her to take legal action to continue construction of the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site.
In a letter dated March 7, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R–S.C., Tim Scott, R–S.C. and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R–S.C. requested that the governor work with the state's attorney general on the issue.
“We ask that you work with the South Carolina Attorney General to explore any legal avenues the state may have to address this injustice,” the congressmen wrote in the letter.
The Aiken Standard will have more on this issue as more information becomes available.
Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @ DerrekAsberry.