Statement from Governor Sisolak on U.S. Dept. of Energy’s secret plutonium shipment

Carson City, NV - January 30, 2019

Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Energy shipped half a metric ton of plutonium to Nevada sometime prior to November 2018:

“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. They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment. My administration is working with our federal delegation, and we will use the full force of every legal tool available to fight back against the federal government’s reckless disregard for the safety of our state.”

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