Congressman Joe Wilson Hosts SRS Roundtable
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) held a roundtable meeting with community leaders in Aiken and Barnwell counties this afternoon to discuss the importance of the Savannah River Site. Earlier this year, Congressman Wilson outlined his legislative agenda for 2014. Advocating for the Savannah River Site’s mission and ensuring that it retains a full workforce are two of his top priorities. In order to achieve this goal, Congressman Wilson felt it was necessary to meet with SRS contractors, community leaders, and locally elected officials in one setting to hear their concerns.
“The frank discussion shared this afternoon is most beneficial for the Site,” Congressman Joe Wilson said. “Although many of the different players have different priorities, one clear objective remains: we must do all that we can to ensure the Savannah River Site’s national security missions remain intact with a dedicated full workforce. I appreciate the team efforts of local officials, contractors, and DOE to promote current and future missions at the Site. As the only member of Congress who has worked at SRS, I have been active in securing support for key national security missions. Moving forward, it is imperative that we bring attention to the role SRS plays in protecting our national security. I am confident that as we continue to garner additional support for these missions, both within our State delegation and nationally, this goal will be achieved."
*Participants invited to attend: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), URS, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), SRS Retirees, SRS Community Reuse Organization, Barnwell County Administration, Aiken County Administration, Aiken County Economic Development Partnership, Southern Carolina Alliance, Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Barnwell County Chamber of Commerce, Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce, Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA), Parsons, Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX), and Community Advocacy.