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1993 30 min. $15
In the early '90's EON co-founder Mary Beth Brangan and other activists discovered a plan to open a nuclear waste dump in California's Ward Valley.
The highly toxic waste, which would remain dangerously radioactive for millions of years, was to be dumped into unlined trenches above a water table draining into the Colorado river, the source of drinking water for 23 million people in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Mexico.
CHOICEPOINT documents the strategies and actions adopted by citizen groups and regional Native American tribes to eventually succeed in defeating the Ward Valley nuclear waste dump plan.
California's Water and Nuclear Waste