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Mushroom cloud

Living with Bomb Testing in the Nevada Desert {format} {format} 8:36 Scott Carrier

The federal government has now delayed indefinitely a plan to detonate a huge bomb in the Nevada desert. A mushroom cloud was likely to result from the detonation of 700 tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in an underground tunnel. We travel to several towns around the Nevada test site to find out what people who live nearby think of the plan. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 29 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, Environment, Public Affairs