In the fiscal year 2015 federal budget request, funding for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS) was cut and now South Carolina is suing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to bring the project back. The facility is 60% complete and employs about 1,800 workers. The project is over budget and DOE says that the resources aren't there to continue. However, stopping the project would violate a nonproliferation treaty with Russia to get rid of weapons-grade nuclear material.
The MOX Project is a great idea both for getting rid of weapons material and for using existing material to produce electricity. However, the project has taken more resources than expected and thus the DOE has run out of funding.
Do you think that the federal government should continue to fund the MOX Project?