Homestake National Underground Laboratory

SD Focus - 10/16/2003

"During this edition of South Dakota Focus, w?ll explore the issues concerning the proposed Homestake National Underground Laboratory. If completely approved, the comprehensive operation will include labs, conference facilities, educational outreach, a visitor center and more. Focus will investigate what experiments will be done at the lab and what the lab means for the people of Lead and the surrounding communities? Controversy concerning the lab includes the possible environmental hazards that may arise and who should be held accountable. Should the state purchase the mine and accept all responsibility for any environmental hazards in the future? If the state does not accept all the terms will the lab still open? What does it mean for our state? There are lots of questions and South Dakota Focus will try to answer them.


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