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New Mexico / Wildfires / Los Alamos #634459

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: George Lewis) Continuing efforts to fight the fires in Los Alamos, New Mexico, featured; details given of the investigation into the root causes of the fire. [Governor Gary JOHNSON - says 260 homes have been destroyed.] [Reporter Carey MOOTS - says things are exploding.] [PERSON - says he has lost his home.] [Firefighter Mark WHITCOMB - says he grew up in one burned home.] [Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - says there will be no controlled fires for 30 days.] [Store owner Stewart STEIN - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Jim Avila) Concerns about the dangers posed by radioactive materials in the path of the Los Alamos fires examined; details given of the types of radioactive wastes stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory. [Los Alamos Fire Marshal Steve COBURN - says there is no threat.] ["Forest" magazine Keith EASTHOUSE - says flash floods will wash radioactive material into the canyon.] [Wildfire specialist Patrick VALERIO - talks about safeguarding property.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Update on the Hollowell family, residents of Los Alamos, given.

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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