Nevada officials vow to fight federal plutonium storage plan


September 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal government plan to ship weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a U.S. nuclear materials handling facility about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Las Vegas drew protests and official outrage Thursday from Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and a bipartisan group of the state's congressional delegation.

The Republican governor, whose term ends in December, posted a vow on Twitter to, in his words, "fight ... at every level" the U.S. Energy Department announcement that it will store radioactive bomb-making material at the former Nevada nuclear test site, with no des...

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