US Energy Dept. secretly shipped Cold War-era plutonium to Nevada

US Energy Dept. secretly shipped Cold War-era plutonium to Nevada

The US government secretly shipped a large amount of deadly plutonium from a South Carolina site that produced the radioactive metal for nuclear bombs during the Cold War to Nevada. The Justice Department revealed the same in a notice filed with a US court in Nevada because sufficient time had elapsed after the transfer to protect national security.

Timothy
Timothy
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

The title is inaccurate. If they secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada why would the press know about it?

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

I thought shipping radioactive material to Nevada and storing it there has been a decade(s) old plan. I guess not giving wacko's an opportunity to protest and others an opportunity to target the means of transportation is considered being sneaky.

Novanglus
Novanglus 1 year

I thought that was the point? moving it "secretly" would be a lot safer than moving it publicly where every terrorist and criminal organization knows about it.

J.T.
J.T. 1 year

in other news china grows rice

Walker Anderson
Walker Anderson 1 year

Apparently it wasn’t a secret!

Crusader
Crusader 1 year

That's cool

chungus
chungus 1 year

Slow news day I see.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

Constitutional Crisis: Trump administration conducts same business as previous administrations utilizing the same methods.

Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

Yeah only Trump administration "secretly" shipped it because other administrations will definitely want the rest of the world to know when these things are transferred. Hell, they should tweet the schedules, routes they're taking, what kind of security they'd put in place, the name of the driver and all that other good stuff. Don't forget to add a picture of the vehicle, plate number and use the necessary hashtags!

Ralph
Ralph 1 year

why is this news

joe Vasquez
joe Vasquez 1 year

A secret? O no!!!!! Reeeee

Mark Oulaghan
Mark Oulaghan 1 year

would that be like the deal Hillary Clinton did with plutonium to Russia ?

Girthquake
Girthquake 1 year

just use a redaway

Eliceo Fajardo-Martinez
Eliceo Fajardo-Martinez 1 year

Yeah, that's no secret. Here in Vegas, we know we got radioactive crap buried up the ways in the mountain. Maybe next time, put it somewhere other than our backyards?

Jimmy P
Jimmy P 1 year

someone got payed good for the hazard and bio pay

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