Rep. Susie Lee’s Statement on The Department of Energy’s Secret Shipment of Plutonium to Nevada

January 30, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Susie Lee released the following statement after the Department of Energy announced today that it had secretly shipped weapons-grade plutonium to Nevada:

“This move by the Department of Energy is deceptive and dangerous. Nevada officials were deceived by sham ‘negotiations’ while the safety of millions was jeopardized, as was the environment and economy of dozens of states. Nevada is not the nation’s nuclear dumping ground. Period. Governor Sisolak and his office have the full backing of my office and have my support to pursue any action he has at his disposal. We will not stand for this.”