Trump administration secretly shipped radioactive plutonium to Nevada despite state‚Äôs opposition
January 31, 2019

The US Department of Energy secretly shipped about half a metric ton of weapons-grade radioactive plutonium to Nevada last November without informing state authorities. Court filings revealed this week that the Trump administration’s National Nuclear Security Administration transferred the lethal plutonium from South Carolina after which, unaware of the transfer, the state of Nevada sued to stop the shipment. Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak (D) this week expressed outrage at “this  completely unacceptable deception from the US Department of Energy.” Democratic Nevada senator, Jacky Rosen, said the secret shipment had put “the health and safety of thousands of Nevadans and Americans who live in close proximity to shipment routes” at risk.

See links to extensive news coverage, as well as to the State of Nevada's lawsuit filings opposed to the weapons-grade plutonium shipments.

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