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Nevada Ends Battle With DOE Over Plutonium Shipment

Nevada has ended a two-year legal battle with the U.S. Department of Energy over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas.

The state now says it will drop its lawsuit after the government agreed to remove the radioactive material already trucked to Nevada and abandon any future plans to send more.

Gov. Steve Sisolak says it was a significant victory in the effort to keep weapons-grade material out of the state.

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Nevada held that the shipment of one-half ton of the material from South Carolina in 2018 amounted to a secret plutonium smuggling operation