Senate panel sets UPF funding at $575M for 2017

upfbldgpicThe Senate Appropriations energy and water subcommittee today passed legislation that includes $575 million for the Uranium Processing Facility in Fiscal Year 2017. That is the same as requested by the Obama administration.

According to a release by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who chairs the subcommittee, the funding for UPF will keep the project within its $6.5 billion budget and within the completion schedule of 2025.

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