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Resource ID: #16519
Subject: Native Americans
Source: Outside
Affiliation: 
Date: May-00

Description

This article examines the crisis facing the Goshute tribe of New Mexico, whose paltry government-allotted land lies surrounded by Superfund sites, toxic waste dumps, polluted factories, chemical weapons manufacturers and soon - quite possibly - "virtually the entire stock of high-level radioactive waste that has been produced by America's 128 commercial nuclear power plants." In the face of heated opposition from Utah lawmakers, environmentalists and "anybody without a vested interest in the project," the biggest proponents of a nuclear waste dump on their land are the Goshute Indians themselves.

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