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Nevada / Nuclear Waste #313872

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bullfrog Cnty., NV: David Dow) Possibility of United States government choosing Bullfrog Cnty., NV, as nuclear waste dump reported [Nye Cnty. commissioner Bob REVERT - describes land.] Yucca Mt. mentioned possible burial site for nation's most radioactive waste; scenes shown. [MEN - ship waste to Iran or sun.] Nevada legislature reported opposed to dump. Legis. reported creating county around proposed dump site and declaring highest taxation law allows. [NV assemblymen Paul MAY - comments on situation.] Nye Cnty. mentioned losing revenues and land to creation of Bullfrog Cnty. [MAN - opposes legislature] [REVERT - thinks it's joke.] Some residents reported not opposing nuclear waste dump. [MAN - why not put dump around Yucca Mt.] [WOMAN -would help econ.] Justice David Sienoff noted setting final hearing on issue.

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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