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The Fractured Land of the Sky: The Image of Western North Carolina during the 1986 Nuclear Waste Controversy

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After the US Department of Energy announced plans to build a nuclear waste depository in western North Carolina, residents quickly resisted the idea. Still mindful of accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, North Carolina residents cited potential economic loss, transportation danger and earthquake potential as reasons to not put a depository in the state. The Department of Energy backed off and instead created a nuclear waste site in Nevada.