CARSON CITY, NV, Jan. 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.”

One reply on “Statement from Nevada Governor Sisolak on U.S. Dept. of Energy’s secret plutonium shipment”

  1. I am outraged too. Who excepted the shipment??? I know that people can just ship stuff out there willy-nilly! And plus the states that it traveled through; were they in the dark about the whole thing??? Please give them hell on behalf of us. They apparently do not have any respect for us as a people and as a state.
    Vicki Rudolph
    P.S. They need to figure out how to neutralize that stuff

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