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Nuclear Nebraska : the remarkable story of the little county that couldn't be bought

Author: Susan Cragin
Publisher: New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nestled in lush, sprawling Boyd County, Butte seemed a paradise, of sorts, where people never got angry or defied authority. But in 1989, wwhentheir own state and federal governments tried to manipulate them into accepting an unsafe (and ultimately unnecessary) "low level" nuclear waste dump in their own backyard, this poor, elderly, and llargelyuneducated farming community fought back, and fought harder than  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Cragin
ISBN: 9780814474303 0814474306
OCLC Number: 86172845
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 271 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Cast of characters --
Countdown --
1. It can happen here --
2. A question of survival --
3. The seeds of opposition --
4. Save Boyd County --
5. Sign, everywhere a sign --
6. Community consent --
7. M'orr-a-torium : the battle heats up --
8. After the victory: a time for change --
9. A change of friends --
10. Blood, sand, and water --
11. To license or not to license : the long process --
12. The final battles --
13. The last battle --
Notes --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Susan Cragin.
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In 1989, Nebraska was offered a deal: In exchange for permission to build a low-level nuclear waste dump on an abandoned farm, they would pay the county $3 million per year for the next 40 years.  Read more...

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"This inspiring story teaches a wonderful lesson of democracy in action." -"Booklist"

 
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