RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department says the weapons-grade plutonium it shipped from South Carolina to a security site near Las Vegas was the same type of material it has safely transported between its sites for decades.
Congresswoman Dina Titus has given the Department of Energy an ultimatum: Tell us what you plan to do with the nuclear waste in Tennessee and how you intend to transport it to Nevada. The DOE is doing an environmental impact study on the transport of low-level nuclear waste to the former Nevada test site. One of the recomendations would be to drive it directly through Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the debate on Yucca Mountain continues.
Back in 2003, scientists were saying that hydrogen was the future -- that one day, we'd run all our cars on hydrogen, and be smog-free. But one UNLV scientist thinks that hype may have been premature. We find out why.