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Waste Hot, Want Not

Nuclear refuse from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver needs a home. It's not radioactive enough to gain entrance to the newly opened Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, yet it's too radioactive for other disposal spots. Rocky Flats is scheduled to be razed by 2006, and its waste cannot be stored on site. Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who represents the Boulder area near Rocky Flats, is pushing a plan to dump the waste in a rural spot in eastern Colorado, while Colorado Gov. Bill Owens (R) wants to ship the waste to a facility in Utah …

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Power to the People

Earth Day 1999 -- April 22 -- will mark the beginning of a year-long "New Energy for a New Era" campaign leading up to Earth Day 2000. Denis Hayes, who was national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, is leading the charge. The goal is to rally hundreds of millions to push for clean, renewable energy and fight global warming.

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Denis Hayes, Earth Day Network

Denis Hayes is president and chair of the Earth Day Network, which this week is launching an Earth Day 2000 campaign focusing on global warming and energy use. Hayes was the national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970 and now earns his keep as president of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle. Grist, not incidentally, is a project of the Earth Day Network. Sunday, 18 Apr 1999 EN ROUTE TO BOSTON Roll out of bed at 4:30 am, Seattle time. Round up some files to review for a speech at Harvard tomorrow. Write a couple real letters and reply …

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