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  • Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition

    Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition

    Simplot plans for a phosphate mine in southeast Idaho endanger a family's ranching lifestyle.

  • New Mexico goes head-to-head with a nuclear juggernaut

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is booming, revitalized by a new era of weapons development – but the state of New Mexico wants the lab to clean up its old Cold War-era messes before it starts making new ones

  • A defensive island

    Los Alamos National Laboratory needs to be open with the public about the messes it has made, in order to ensure that the public health is protected

  • Toxic waste looms over village

    A pile of toxic waste rock is moving dangerously close to Questa, N.M., while the mining company, Molycorp, and the state slowly work out a reclamation plan

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