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Nuclear Waste: In 10,000 years, how will we say 'Keep Out'?

January 27, 1992

Apaches split over nuclear waste, the government seeks radiation warnings that will endure the test of time, and more.

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Apaches split over nuclear waste
The marriage of progress and preservation on the 460,000-acre Mescalero reservation is threatening to crack. Tribal leaders were first in the nation to agree to study temporary storage of high-level radioactive waste from power plants.

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Group wants to bag the Animal Damage Control Agency
Tucson, Ariz.-based Wildlife Damage Review spreads the word about how taxpayers finance the killing of predators.
Panels seek radiation warnings that will travel well through time
Thanks to federal environmental laws, the DOE must take into account the next 10 millennia when planning for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste from bomb-building.