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Making contact. Radioactive waste: US dumps and ports of entry.

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About this work


A radio programme about the issue of where to store waste radio-active materials. Hanford, US, is mentioned amongst other locations. Some discussion relates to the 'Atoms for Peace' programme which came to an end in 1988. The Department of Energy held public hearings; it is collecting spent uranium from other countries and seeking storage facilities for it. People complain of a small window of time (30 days) in which to voice their protest. A second, related story is about Yucca Mountain, USA. This story provides evidence of the counter-protest against the pro-nuclear lobby; the 'official' campaign which is described as a 'media blitz' is lampooned to comic effect. Campaigners complain about the lack of consultation.


USA : National Radio Project, 1995.

Physical description

1 sound cassette (29 min.)


This cassette was part of an acquisition of Alice Stewart's papers. Please see Archives & Manuscripts catalogue under PP/AMS.
Full date given is 14th June 1995.
Independently produced radio programme made for broadcast and distribution and funded by individual charitable donations.

Creator/production credits

Produced by Norman Soloman and David Barsomeon (?).

Copyright note

National Radio Project



  • English

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