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Kazakhstan, Vegas students study nuclear testing legacy

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Updated: 7/19/2012 9:01 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- It's a tale of two cities on opposite sides of the world, brought together through a grant awarded to eight museums, including the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.

This summer, a group of local students traveled thousands of miles to Karaganda, Kazakhstan. And now, some of their students are here.

National Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 794-5151

Those students are learning about the similarities between the two cities.

One big similarity: Both are located near a former nuclear testing site.

But as one valley student told us, there is one big difference.

“There was no sign saying you have now entered the test site,” said student Harrison Kirk. “So any, like, cattle herder, villager guy could have took his animals out there to graze on very radioactive stuff.”

If you want to learn more about these trips, the students are putting together a joint documentary that you can see at the museum at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8.


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