Fernald Waste-Nevada

Nevada official fights plan to dump Ohio nuclear waste in his state

Nevada's attorney general is threatening legal action if the US Department of Energy doesn't keep radioactive waste from a former uranium processing plant in Ohio out of his state. The Cincinnati Enquirer says a letter sent Tuesday to the Department of Energy by Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval says the plan to dump waste from the Fernald silos in Ohio at a nuclear-waste repository in Nevada violates federal and state law. Sandoval threatens in the letter to file a federal lawsuit and seek a court injunction to stop the shipments before they can begin. DOE spokesman Joe Davis says government lawyers are reviewing the letter and the plan. A lawsuit could further delay cleanup at the Fernald site near Cincinnati.