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High Country News August 29, 1988

Backhoe roots around in Indian graves

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Backhoe roots around in Indian graves

After nearly a century of neglect and vandalism, an area called Fourmile Ruin near Taylor, Ariz., is being excavated, not in a search for information about its original inhabitants but for its valuable pottery.

News

Idaho nuclear lab faces massive cleanup

The Department of Energy predicts it will take 20 years to remove the haphazardly dumped material that has already contaminated the Snake River Plain Aquifer with toxic organic chemicals and has leaked plutonium into deep sediments below the site.

Perspective

Save the forests: Let them burn

There is no getting around this ecological fact of life: Within nearly all forest communities of the Rocky Mountains, fires are essential form maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

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