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Pam Whelden (cq) and her family have farmed and ranched for generations in Last Chance, CO. She is standing next to a rain gauge on her property Wednesday September 21, 2005. The area has been in a severe drought for the past decade. The only businesses that want to locate there are dumps and landfills. Whelden can see the CleanHarbors landfill from her property. She and her neighbors are in a desperate fight to keep the facility from gaining a permit to include the burial of radioactive waste at the site. Residents of Last Chance, CO a rural community about two hours east of Denver, are tired of fighting the large corporations and wish they would leave them alone. The towns people want to maintain their community as it is. With little water, they are very protective of the environment. For two decades the savvy farmers have had to band together to keep their community from being turned into a dump for Denver's unwanted toxic waste. (DENNIS SCHROEDER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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