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High Country News November 02, 1992

The nuclear age: 1945, the beginning; 1992, the beginning of the end

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The nuclear age: 1945, the beginning; 1992, the beginning of the end

The atomic age began with a big bang. The buildup to the Cold War took place in a few short years. But the struggle over its legacy and lessons for humanity have just begun.

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In Utah, pavers hit speed bump

In yet another chapter of the Sagebrush Rebellion in southeastern Utah, two rural counties are trying to a force the federal government to allow construction of the Book Cliffs Highway across some of the state's wildest land.

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The West's nuclear Mandarins have reaped what they sowed

To those of us who grew up in the 1950s reading I.F. Stone's Weekly, with its regular exposes of the dangers of above-ground nuclear testing, the accompanying coverups and denials, and the silence of the mass media on those subjects, the end of all nuclear testing is a shock.

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