Why is it always South Carolina? The concept of nullification and seccession started there. The civil war started there. Now they’re picking a fight with the federal government over plutonium. This will be interesting to watch. My bet is with the feds, call them 4-1.
South Carolina Bans Plutonium. The US Dept Of Energy is currently planning a shipment of plutonium from a soon-to-beclosed up weapons plant in Colorodo to a weapons complex in South Carolina, for use in a nuclear power plant. SC Governer Jim Hodges, saying a “danger exists” to the state, and issued an executive order banning transport of plutonium on roads in the state, effectively banning plutonium from entering the state. Prior to this order, last Thursday (June 13), federal judge denied the state’s request to block the shipment. The shipment was originally scheduled for May 15, but the lawsuit seeking to block took priority over the shipment. [kuro5hin.org]