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  • Depot neighbors are on a short fuse

    Some residents of Herlong, Calif., and other communities near the Sierra Army Depot say the depot's open-air munitions burning harms human health and the environment.

  • Bomb blasting goes bust

    Following a lawsuit by a coalition of Indian tribes, environmental groups and private citizens, the Sierra Army Depot has stopped burning and blasting old munitions near Herlong, Calif., and is looking to burn and blast elsewhere.

  • Incinerator unsafe, says former Tooele manager

    A former manager at the Army's chemical weapons incinerator in Tooele County, Utah, says he was threatened with firing if he talked about the plant's environmental problems.

  • The burning season begins again

    Faced with what appear to be increased cancers in their communities, neighbors are beginning to question the way the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif., disposes of unsafe weapons by burning and exploding them, perhaps releasing toxins into the air.

  • Two reports warn of radioactive bullets

    Depleted uranium bullets threaten radioactive contamination on military testing ranges.

  • Incineration plans burn up some Utahns

    The Army defends its plans to incinerate chemical weapons stockpiles.

  • Nevada county to Army: Take this smog and shove it

    Fearing potential contamination, Nevada's Washoe County sues to stop explosions of outdated munitions at nearby Sierra Army Depot in California.

  • Healing a dirty town

    The West Desert Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) surveys cancer and health problem rates in Grantsville, Utah, where residents are exposed to military hazardous wastes.

  • A grudge against sludge

    In eastern Colorado, farmers are upset by an EPA plan to transform hazardous waste from a Denver Superfund site into fertilizer to be spread on fields near Deer Trail.

  • Perchlorate: It’s not just for rocket fuel anymore

    Some watchdog groups say the Pentagon is trying to avoid responsibility for pollution from the perchlorate used in military munitions

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