Tellico Dam closes its floodgates, and the U.S. incinerates its stockpile of nerve gas, mustard gas and sarin.
Thu, Nov 29 2012 at 5:00 AM
Nov. 29, 1979:
The floodgates are closed for the first time on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Tellico Dam,
ending a six-year controversy. The dam’s construction was opposed due to the presence of the snail darter, a small endangered fish, in the Tellico River.
Nov. 29, 2000:
In compliance with a treaty calling for complete destruction of chemical weapons, the U.S. completes incinerating its stockpile of nerve gas, mustard gas and sarin at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific
. Incineration continues at multiple sites across the continental U.S.
Nov. 29, 2010:
Philanthropist Richard Goldman (at right in 2009) dies at age 90. He created the Goldman Environmental Prize
to honor grassroots environmental activists.
Photo: ZUMA Press
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