Energy officials told Gov. Steve Sisolak that the Nevada National Security Site received shipments from 2013 to 2018 that could contain "reactive" material.
The aging Runit Dome, which stores radioactive waste from Cold War-era bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, is threatened by storms and rising sea level.
The state has objected to a federal proposal to reclassify millions of gallons of radioactive waste as less dangerous.
Photographer Julian Charrière wanted the threat of destruction to feel real in his portraits of testing fields.
"It's like me and my sisters going to the Vatican and saying we want to put a waste dump right under the pillar where they say St. Peter is buried."
Today, it is mostly silence that surrounds the abandoned buildings that stand as testimony to the hasty departure.
Once again the people of "Ferguson" and neighboring communities need the nation to stand up to injustice. As we demand justice and clean water as a right for the people of Flint, we need the help of a compassionate nation to ask our President to tell the EPA to step aside and make it possible for FUSRAP to remove the nuclear waste and avert more suffering and another disaster.
Transparency and accountability are lacking at India’s largest nuclear park, where a Russian reactor was constructed with faulty parts.
Scientists say nuclear workers, village residents and children living near mines and factories are falling ill after radiation exposure.
The potentially "catastrophic event" could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city's main airport.