In shocking news, the Trump Administration is in hot water for sending radioactive plutonium across the U.S., without first obtaining approval from the states directly impacted.
The National Nuclear Security Administration admitted in court recently that it sent half a metric ton of “weapons-usable plutonium” to Nevada, provoking the ire of Nevada Governor Sisolak who said:
“I am beyond outraged by this completely unacceptable deception from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department led the State of Nevada to believe that they were engaging in good-faith negotiations with us regarding a potential shipment of weapons-grade plutonium, only to reveal that those negotiations were a sham all along.”
The radioactive material was originally in South Carolina, until a judge ordered it removed from the state, prompting the Administration to secretly send the material to Nevada, despite the objections of that state.
And if that wasn’t alarming enough, think about the route that waste must have taken.
To get from South Carolina to Nevada, did that waste travel through half a dozen or more states? Has anyone asked Missouri or Ohio or Illinois or Colorado how they feel about secret shipments of highly dangerous materials passing through their state?