Construction work at the mixed-oxide fuel facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina will continue through the end of September, according to the Department of Energy. "In the short term, this decision will save thousands of jobs. However, there is still a long, arduous fight ahead," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R–S.C. "The Secretary's announcement does not change the fact the President's FY15 budget submission to Congress places the MOX program in cold standby." The project is expected to cost $30 billion over the course of its life cycle.