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The following nine articles deal with the federal government's high-level and military nuclear waste disposal programs:

WIPP — The next chapter in the nuclear waste storage dilemma. Don Hancock. Citizen Groups continue to fight WIPP; cleanup issues at other national laboratories. 1999, 9pp.

WIPP - Why It's Still Unsafe. Don Hancock. Why WIPP is unsafe and won't solve the nations nuclear waste problems. 1997, 11pp.

"Where is Nuclear Waste Going —Or Staying? Don Hancock. Overview of efforts in Congress to weaken health and safety standards for nuclear waste storage and disposal. Also, the effort to halt a radioactive waste dump in the Mojave Desert. 1995, 13 pp. (Cited by Project Censored, "25 Best Censored Stories of 1995.")

FOR SALE: Nuclear Waste Sites — Anyone Buying? Don Hancock. Why the federal government's program to sell surface storage facilities and to promote Yucca Mountain, Nevada is failing; steps needed for a successful nuclear waste program. 1992, 10 pp.

Getting Rid of the Nuclear Waste Problem: the WIPP Stalemate. Don Hancock. How the world s first repository has been delayed and a program for solving the problem. 1989, 11 pp.

The Wasting of America: Target/Nevada Target/New Mexico. Don Hancock. Problems at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, proposed site of the first high-level nuclear waste repository, and implications for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a military waste repository in New Mexico. 1988, 11 pp.

Nuclear Waste: Another Washington Scandal. Don Hancock. The Department of Energy s (DOE) policies and practices in developing WIPP explain the agency s troubles as it tries to develop a second repository. 1987, 5 pp.

How Not to Find A Nuclear Waste Site. Don Hancock. Why the DOE chose unsuitable sites as candidates for the high-level nuclear waste repository. 1986, 10 pp.

The Nuclear Legacy: How Safe Is It? Don Hancock. Problems with implementing the federal nuclear waste repository program. 1983, 23 pp.

Other Features from THE WORKBOOK

Essential Readings The favorite books of some of your favorite activists and/or writers: Helen Caldicott, Kim Klein, John Nichols, Grace Thorpe, et al. (Table of contents contains excerpts from some of the contributors.) $3.50.

It's a lot more than your electric bill:  The Story on Utility Deregulation — Table of Contents (All articles from this feature can be accessed from Table of Contents.) $2.50.

Cross-Cultural Organizing:  How it stopped a nuclear waste dump. Lotti Abraham & Kathy Cone. Activists in the U.S. and Mexico unite to fight the Sierra Blanca, Texas nuclear waste site. 1999, 8pp., $2.00.

Activists with Staying Power Acting Globally: Transnational NGOs and Political Networks David Walls. How is activism different at the end of the decade, at the end of this century? What no longer works -- and what things still do manage to work? 1998, 12pp., $2.00.

Redefining Sludge: Activists Search for Answers about Sludge and its Impact on Our Food Supply. What is "sludge;" how did it end up as fertilizer; what are the potential hazards; what are activists doing about sludge; and what can you do to help? 1998, 28pp. $3.00.

Water Wars: The Battle to Save the Rio Costilla. E. J. Levy. Two northern NM communities fight for the return of their water. 1998, 10pp., $2.00.

Water Rights and the Public Welfare in the West. Jack Mattox. The Intel Corporation, the public welfare, and water rights in a water poor state - how Intel's bid for water threatens New Mexico's rural communities. 1997, 12pp., $2.00.

Why Navajos Resist New Uranium Mining. Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining. Leaders of a Navajo citizens group describe why three new uranium solution mines pose a threat to the region's sole source of drinking water, and to Navajo jurisdiction and authority over mineral development. 1997, 11pp., $2.00.

Who Will Control Our Energy Future? Energy alternatives and citizen involvement after deregulation, with a look at New Mexico; includes 8-page book excerpt from Who Owns the Sun? by Daniel Berman and John O'Connor, Don Hancock, Charles Bensinger, and others. 1997, 16 pp., $2.50.

Public Participation Gets Results for Border Communities. Lynda Taylor. How BECC is using citizen participation to help border communities develop their own environmental cleanup plans. 1996, 16 pp., $2.50.

What You Don't Know about U.S. Space Intelligence. Loring Wirbel. Radomes at Buckley Air National Guard Field and Denver International Airport are being used by our government to intercept communications. 1996, 19 pp., $3.00.

60 "Other" Magazines You Should Know About. Thirty-five editors review the Alternative Press. 1996, 41 pp., $4.00.

Beyond Local Politics: Confronting the Corporations. Gale Cincotta and Joe Mariano. Organizers will need to shift some of their attention from government to corporations who own local businesses. 1996, 20 pp., $3.00.

After Beijing: New Power to Make Change. Seven New Mexico women report on the NGO Forum of the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. 1995, 15 pp., $2.50.

Cleaning Up the Border - New Promises under NAFTA. Lynda Taylor. Overview of the BECC and NADBank's roles in cleaning up the border environment. 1995, 20 pp., $3.00.

Defending a Land-Based Cultural Heritage. Beth Enson. Albuquerque's West Mesa, the Petroglyph National Monument, and the People of Atrisco - land-use issues in New Mexico. 1995, 10 pp., $2.00.

Free Trade and the Future of the Mexican Farmer - Agrarian Reform and the Roots of the Chiapas Rebellion. Tom Barry. Mexico's New Campesino movement. 1994, 11 pp., $2.00.

How To Be a Troublemaker: Looking At Some New Mexico Women Activists. Kathy Cone and others. Profiles of several women activists. 1994, 19 pp., $3.00.

New Mexico Women Activists. An interview with Rufina Marie Laws, a Mescalero Apache woman fighting against nuclear waste on her tribe's land. 1993, 6 pp., $2.00.

Private Rights in Public Lands? Barry Sims. A battle over public lands use moves to the courts. 1993, 11 pp., $2.00.

"Dirty Money" for Green Groups? The Corporate Funding Controversy. Brian Lipsett. Should environmental groups accept funding from corporate polluters? 1993, 14 pp., $2.50.

An Indian Pueblo Challenges Upstream Polluters. Steve Fox. Isleta Pueblo becomes the first Indian nation to regulate water quality under the Clean Water Act; its local and national implications. 1992, 10 pp., $2.00.

The Fast Track Trade Agreement Help or Hurt for the U.S.-Mexico Border Environment? Lynda Taylor. Environmental issues that should be addressed with the North American Free Trade Agreement. 1992, 20 pp., $3.00.

The Language of Land-Use Conflict. New Mexicans Talk about Public Lands, Environmentalists, and "People for the West!" Kathy Cone and others. Interview with John Nichols. The rhetoric of conflict among users of public land in the West. 1992, 21 pp., $3.00.

A Struggle for Land Rights: The Western Shoshone and the Dann Case. Rebecca Solnit. Western Shoshones protect their land and grazing rights from the federal government's plans to remove their livestock. 1991, 12 pp., $2.00.

Beyond Ankle-Biting: Fighting Environmental Discrimination Locally, Nationally, and Globally. Kathy Cone Newton with Frances Ortega. Low-income neighborhoods, especially those with non-white majorities, are disproportionately targeted for high-pollution industries; examples from New Mexico. (Cited by Project Censored, "25 Best Censored Stories of 1991.") 1991, 25 pp., $3.50.

Earthly Necessities: A New Environmentalism for the 1990s. Peter Montague. Grass-roots environmental activists worldwide can forge alliances with other activists to create a broad-based movement for environmental justice, sustainable development and cultural diversity. 1991, 13 pp., $2.00.

Uranium Mining at the Grand Canyon: What Costs to Water, Air, and Indigenous People? Cate Gilles, with Lena Bravo and Don Watahomigie. Uranium development threatens indigenous people. 1991, 16 pp., $2.50.

Moly Waste in Questa, Coal Gas in Cedar Hill: Citizens React to Mineral Development. Paul Robinson & Chris Shuey. How communities in New Mexico are dealing with mining wastes. 1990, 16 pp., $2.50.

NIMBY: Nukewaste in My Backyard? Diane D Arrigo. Why the nuclear industry wants to put low-level radioactive waste in local landfills. (Cited by Project Censored, "10 Best Censored Stories of 1989") 1989, 10 pp., $2.00.

Revitalizing Hispanic and Native American Communities: Four Examples. Maria Varela, Luis Torres, Yin-May Lee, et al. Locally based, small-scale economic development in rural New Mexico and elsewhere. 1989, 11 pp., $2.00.

Food Irradiation: Its Environmental Threat, Its Toxic Connection. Judith H. Johnsrud. Why consumers should say no to irradiated foods. (Cited by Project Censored, "10 Best Censored Stories of 1988.") 1988, 12 pp., $2.00.

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Communication between Environmentalists and Land-Based People. Lynda Taylor, et al. How different cultural groups can learn to work to protect natural resources. 1988, 11 pp., $2.00.

Indian Tribal Governments Look to Take Control of Reservation Environments and Indian Tribes Enter the Nuclear Waste Debate. B. Kevin Gover. Why Indian reservations may enjoy better environmental conditions; new environmental activism by Indian tribes. 1987, 10 pp., $2.00.

The Puerco River: Where Did the Water Go? Chris Shuey. Finding new sources of water to replace an old source the contaminated Puerco. 1986, 10 pp., $2.00.

The Health Effects of Radiation: The Controversy Continues. Lynda Taylor. Weak radiation standards put workers at risk. 1985, 13 pp., $2.00.

The Costs of Uranium. Chris Shuey, Paul Robinson, Lynda Taylor. Uranium industry wants the public to pay for cleaning up its wastes. 1985, 16 pp., $2.50.

The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area? Resource Guide. Toby McLeod, Randy Hayes, Glenn Switkes. Saving the wonder of the Colorado Plateau. 1985, 24 pp., $3.50.

Other SRIC publications:

Twentieth Anniversary issue: Where Do We Go from Here? 19 leading activists write on the past, present, and future of citizen action on more than a dozen fronts -- environmental justice, peace, fair housing, nuclear waste, toxic risks, transportation alternatives, mental health rights, rural economies, grass-roots lobbying, new coalitions, and more. Gale Cincotta, Peter Montague, David Walls, David Cortright, Jeanne Gauna, Robert Bullard, Penny Newman, Maria Varela, Charlie Komanoff and others. 46 pp., $5.00

The Acequia Bylaws Handbook. Luis Torres. A guide to develop bylaws and rules. 1986, 14 pp., $2.50, paper.

Better Ways to Use Water: A Handbook on Technologies to Improve Rural Water Use in Northern New Mexico. Wm. Paul Robinson. Available technologies for ditch associations. 1985, 23 pp., $3.00, paper.

How Safe Is New Mexico s Atomic City? Radiation Control at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Phil Niklaus and Dede Feldman. History of radiation control and contamination at Los Alamos. Originally published in the Albuquerque Journal; updated and revised by the authors. 1980, 64 pp., $3.50, paper.

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