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New Mexico / Wildfires / Los Alamos #192114

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 13, 2000
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos: Mike von Fremd) The course of the wildfires in and around Los Alamos, New Mexico, featured; scenes shown of smoke and burn damages. [US Forest Service Jim PAXON - outlines the problems in containing the fire.] [Evacuated RESIDENT - comments.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's promise to investigate why the fire was started noted.

(Los Alamos: Carla Wohl) Areas at the Los Alamos National Laboratory that contain radioactive material that were approached by the fires featured; scenes shown from Area 54, where the waste is stored. [Los Alamos National Laboratory fire chief Doug McDONALD, Lab's Lee McATEE - comment on the situation.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Wohl, Carla;
von Fremd, Mike

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