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A New Mexico uranium town wonders how far it will fall

April 1, 1985

Grants Pass, N.M., was a thriving town built on the uranium boom that peaked in 1980. But in the wake of the uranium bust, businesses are hurting and unemployment has hit 25 percent.

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A New Mexico uranium town wonders how far it will fall
Grants Pass, N.M., was a thriving town built on the uranium boom that peaked in 1980. But in the wake of the uranium bust, businesses are hurting and unemployment has hit 25 percent.

Perspective

Indians and environmentalists drift apart
The Navajo Tribe's decision to build another mammoth coal-fired plant in the Four Corners area is a hard blow to what has been a natural alliance.

News

Three states sue DOE on the nuclear dump issue
Washington has sued the U.S. Department of Energy over the federal government's proposed study of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for siting of a high-level nuclear waste repository, adding to actions by Nevada and Texas against similar proposals for those states.
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