Wilson Pleased with Aiken County and SRNS Expansion Agreement

Aug 22, 2012
Press Release

Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Aiken County and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) announced plans to expand the county-owned Center for Hydrogen Research (CHR) facility by 6,435 feet, furthering technological advancement at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). 

Congressman Wilson stated, “Today’s announcement by Aiken County and SRNS is a tremendous achievement for South Carolina.  The three million dollar expansion project will create jobs in Aiken County and further technological advancement at the Savannah River National Laboratory.  Additionally, I am pleased with the Department of Energy’s decision to lease the project for ten years.  This agreement could not have been reached without the leadership of Will Williams, Director of Economic Development Partnership, Terry Michalske, Director of Savannah River National Laboratory, and Ronnie Young, Chairman of Aiken County Council.  I am grateful for SRNS’s commitment to the Aiken community and look forward to the success this project will bring to our National Lab and the Palmetto State.”