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Nevada Senator Reaches Agreement with Department of Energy to Have Plutonium Removed from the State

US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has won the fight to remove plutonium that was secretly shipped to the state last year.

Cortez Mastro reached an agreement with the US Department of Energy to remove the half ton of bomb making material currently stored at the Nevada National Security Site. The removal will begin in 2021 and is expected to be completed by 2026.

In exchange for the plutonium removal, Cortez Masto has agreed to lift her blockade on departmental appointees nominated by Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

According to the Reno Gazette Journal, Cortez Masto and other state leaders say they were given no notice of the delivery, which only came to light because the Energy Department decided to declassify it in court documents filed before a federal judge in Reno.

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