Greening Nevada's Nuclear Test Site

Interesting environmental science projects are being explored at the site of the world's most dangerous nuclear experiments.
July 14, 2001, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"This is environmental science at the site of the world's most horrific experiment. The $900,000-a-year carbon dioxide project lies at the epicenter of America's $300 billion race to shield the nation with nuclear arms. Half a century after this remote, arid landscape first lured nuclear scientists to conduct their deadly research, it is drawing a new breed of researchers.The carbon dioxide research is the first full-fledged environmental project at the test site, but others are in the works. Managers are considering research proposals on endangered species, habitat reclamation and renewable energy. Entrepreneurs are interested in building wind and solar farms on the desert floor."

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Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 in High Country News
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