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New Mexico / Wildfires / Los Alamos #192094

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos: Tom Foreman) The wildfires in Los Alamos, New Mexico, featured; scenes shown of firefighters battling the blaze near Los Alamos National Laboratory site where radioactive waste is stored. [New Mexico Department of Environment Pete MAGGIORE - cites radioactive readings.] [Governor Gary JOHNSON - blames the Forest Service for the fire damage.] [Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - says the Justice Department will decide liability.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos: Mike von Fremd) The sense of outrage against the government for starting the "controlled burn" fire here featured; scenes shown of residents. [WOMAN - says she "is made as hell."]

Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
von Fremd, Mike

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