Insight New Mexico: Don Hancock

Insight New Mexico: Don Hancock

This week Don Hancock, one of country's leading experts on nuclear waste, discusses the proposed transfer of high-level radioactive waste from the Hanford site in Washington state to the WIPP site in Southern New Mexico. Above is the full interview with summary segments below.


Basic problems




Why won't it work?


Looking at the law


What should be done


The people's role

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V.B. Price

V.B. Price is editor and co-founder of New Mexico Mercury. He is the former editor of Century Magazine and New Mexico Magazine, former city editor of the New Mexico Independent, and long-time columnist for the late Albuquerque Tribune. His latest book is The Orphaned Land: New Mexico’s Environment Since the Manhattan Project. He retired as the editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series at UNM Press in 2010. He has taught in the UNM Honors Program since l986.

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