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

McKinney, Gordon B.
July 2005
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2005, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p326
Academic Journal
The article describes the image of western North Carolina during the nuclear waste controversy in 1986. It discusses the reaction of the people to the plan of the government to develop a nuclear waste repository in the area. It highlights the region's fragile environment and exposes limitations that regional tourism and land development promoters ignored.


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