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A modest proposal for nuclear waste

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Being in the county adjacent to Nye County, Nev., where Yucca Mountain may actually store nuclear waste one day, I am not at all comfortable knowing a mere 15 miles separates the counties. Even Carlsbad, N.M., seems too close for producing plutonium triggers for new bombs (HCN, 9/1/03: Courting the bomb). I propose an idea: How about moving both projects over one state, where there are wide-open spaces and plenty of sage, not people. I suggest the state of Texas to be the national repository to all of the nation’s nuclear projects — and the name that comes to mind is Crawford. Bring it on.

Cheryl Chipman
Bishop, California
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