RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Native American tribal leader says a federal report about underground water contamination from a proposed national nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert fails to consider people living in the Death Valley area.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say samples have been obtained from a blast crater and fire-damaged storage drums at a closed radioactive waste dump that exploded and burned almost a month ago northwest of Las Vegas.
Officials didn't explain what the samples tell them.