FLASHBACK: CHOICEPOINT — California’s Water & Radioactive Waste

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from eon3:

VIDEO: In 1989, a small group of Californians – including EON Co-Director Mary Beth Brangan – began a movement to stop a planned nuclear waste dump at Ward Valley in the Mojave Desert near the Colorado River.

It would have endangered the water supply of Arizona, Southern California and Northern Mexico.

Considered by many a hopeless cause, the movement grew to include scientists, environmentalists and the regions’ Native American tribes.

After a ten-year battle, in 1999, a judge’s ruling brought an end to the planned dump.

This film – produced in 1992 & re-mastered from an archival copy – tells the story of that successful movement’s beginning.