State sues US for $100M over failure to remove plutonium
August 9, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina said it had filed its largest lawsuit ever against the federal government, seeking to force the U.S. Department of Energy to make good on a deal to remove plutonium from the state.
The lawsuit filed Monday seeks to recover $100 million from the agency for failing to comply with an agreement to remove one metric ton of weapons-grade materials from the Savannah River Site, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson's office.
The Energy Department didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
South Carolina for years has tried to recover the fin...