I was disappointed to see Science News depart from its usual objective reporting to cite an antinuclear propagandist as sole authority on the “dangers” of nuclear waste. The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) is a single-issue political action group. Such organizations have a right to exist, but they should be identified as such in news reports.

Theodore Rockwell
Chevy Chase, Md.

For the article, I hope you did not obtain the map from the government, as there are huge mistakes in the map. Note that some counties are missing.

Willow Phillips
Hawthorne, Nev.

The truth is out there, but evidently not on this map. One county line appears to be missing. Yes, it is a government map. –S. Perkins

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