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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Rocky Mountain Lows

How soon we forget about the devastating Chernobyl disaster and the long term effects of radioactive material being released. Are we really this desperate for a natural gas supply?

DENVER - A company says it plans to drill for natural gas near the site of an underground nuclear blast nearly four decades ago, despite opposition from local residents and the concerns of Energy Department officials. Presco Inc., based in the Houston area, had received permission from county commissioners to drill one well inside a state-imposed buffer zone around Project Rulison in western Colorado.
On a related note, local icon and activist John Denver once performed at a benefit for the Chernobyl disaster...

Denver's popularity waned as he turned his focus more toward humanitarian work, focusing primarily on ecological concerns and space exploration; he also toured Communist-led Russia and China, and in 1987 performed in Chernobyl in the wake of that city's nuclear disaster.
The irony is staggering, poor John must be rolling in his grave right now.

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