Very, very quietly -- as befits an international security operation -- the National Nuclear Safety Administration has been working to remove and downgrade uranium and plutonium left behind by the Soviet Union in its former republics. The NNSA, using your tax dollars, has broken up attempts to buy old radioactive material for use in radioactive bombs.
Last night, Rachel showed exclusive footage of a just-completed operation to secure and dispose of more than 72 pounds of weapons-grade uranium from Kazakhstan. That very dangerous stuff has now been down-blended into low-grade uranium, meaning it no longer threatens you.
"Next time you hear somebody talking smack about the government, about the whole idea of government doing something useful, you have your rejoinder," Rachel said. "These are your tax dollars at work, thank God."