* The Tigua Indians have filed a law-suit
to keep the government from building a nuclear dump on their land
in Sierra Blanca, in far West Texas, about 90 miles east of El
Paso. In the law-suit, filed on March 4, they ask state
officials "to vacate and remove all their equipment" from a site
at Sierra Blanca where they propose to build a low-level
radioactive waste disposal facility. According to the tribe, the
dump site is in violation of their right to possess the property.
Texas state officials refused to comment because they hadn't seen
Environmental activists have been opposing the dump for
years, because it lies in an earthquake zone and poses a threat
to the Rio Grande. The state maintains the site is safe. Tigua
tribal Gov. Vince Munoz said, "We're trying to preserve our land.
The state doesn't have the right to mess it up with a nuclear
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