TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH: WHEN FEAR MAKES SENSE

WHEN FEAR MAKES SENSE

The people who live one valley away from America's biggest stockpile of chemical weapons didn't really worry--until the day the sheep died. About 6,400 of them keeled over in their fields on March 14, 1968, when a chemical-weapons test at the Dugway Proving Ground went awry, and the area's patriotic Mormons began asking questions. A recently uncovered Army report from 1972 suggests the sheep died from a lethal combination of nerve-gas traces and pesticides, the mixture some experts believe is responsible for Gulf War syndrome. Years later came another piece of disturbing news: it turned out that the nuclear-bomb tests conducted...

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