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    A tree did it

    Two summer power blackouts in the West are caused by wayward trees.

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    Sharing a clouded past

    The Hanford Health Information Network is gathering archives on people exposed to radiation from southeast Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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    A Colorado canyon faces an uncertain future

    Western Colorado's Demaree Canyon, a wilderness study area, faces possible natural-gas drilling owing to a grandfathered drilling permit.

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    Wyoming's Red Desert: 15 million acres of contention

    A possible oil and gas boom in Wyoming's Red Desert has environmentalists scrambling to mitigate the impacts without totally alienating local oil and gas workers.

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    'Boom' potential at Rocky Flats

    A dangerous build-up of hydrogen gas at the closed Rocky Flats nuclear facility near Denver, Colo., has activists very worried.

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    Ellensburg wins back its beauty

    A group of concerned Ellensburg, Wash., citizens succeeds in getting 12 tall, unsightly power poles removed from downtown.

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    80,000 tons of nuclear waste may head for Nevada

    The Senate Energy Committee approves the temporary storage of nuclear waste near Nevada's Yucca Mountain.

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    Wild Wyoming under siege

    Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.

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    Nuclear waste deal challenged

    Idaho State Sen. Clint Stennett accuses Gov. Phil Batt of abusing executive power by signing a nuclear waste deal with the federal government.

  • Book Reviews

    American Ground Zero

    Photographer Carole Gallagher profiles the West's downwinders and atomic veterans in a show and lecture in Denver, Colorado.

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    For further reading

    A short list of books for further reading about Hanford's history and its toxic legacy.

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    Hanford's prime cuts

    Four pieces of Hanford real estate are the focus of prospective landlords who want control.

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    Amid the lovely the lethal remains

    During its 40 years of weapons-building, Hanford knowingly exposed workers and area residents to dangerous levels of radiation, and the health impacts continue to be felt today.

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    At Hanford, the real estate is hot

    Conservationists, politicians, Indians and farmers fight over the polluted but beautiful land of Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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    BPA: Making amends for a destructive past

    The Bonneville Power Administration was born in the Great Depression and now sells the power from 29 federal dams.

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