Congresswoman Titus Blasts Trump’s Department of Energy Over Plutonium Shipment to Nevada

Jan 30, 2019
Press Release

January 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement in response to receiving a notification today from the National Nuclear Security Administration that a half metric ton of plutonium was shipped to the Nevada National Security Site sometime before November 2018: 

“Time and again, we have seen Trump Administration officials treat Nevada as the dumping ground for the nation’s nuclear waste,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). “First, they sent ‘CEUSP U-233’ to the Test Site from Oak Ridge and now they’re sending us plutonium from South Carolina. In this latest injustice, Trump’s Department of Energy misled the courts and refused to give notice to Nevada’s elected officials. If the Trump Administration thinks that making such a reckless decision under the shroud of secrecy will allow them to move forward with Yucca Mountain, they are mistaken. I will work tirelessly with Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Delegation to fight the U.S. Department of Energy’s unchecked and unethical activity.”