(WJBF) – The deal between the U-S and Russia to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium has been suspended by the Russians.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he is suspending the deal, because of what he calls unfriendly actions by the U-S.
The agreement was originally signed in 2000, stipulating that both countries would dispose of 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium.
Putin says the U-S has failed to meet its end of the deal.
A plant at the Savannah River Site, which would convert that plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel, is years behind schedule.