The Nuclear West (1/30/01)
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The story of nuclear weapons development in the U.S. West extends from Rocky Flats, Colorado to Los Alamos, NM to Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque. The triggers that detonate nuclear bombs are made in those areas and more than 2,500 nuclear warheads are stored at Kirtland Air Force Base. How are communities affected by the jobs, lifestyles and contamination that the nuclear industry has brought to the West? Guests include Len Ackland, author of "Making a Real Killing" which tells the Rocky Flats story.