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Federal Fight Continues Over Plutonium Shipments

The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state's lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada,

adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety. Department officials have stepped up their explanation of why the site housing the weapons-grade plutonium north of Las Vegas isn't vulnerable to dangers posed by earthquakes despite concerns raised last month by an independent safety board.