Spoils Of Peace: A Texas Tussle

It's quite a spread, 16,000 acres out on the plains of the Texas Panhandle. And there's good reason for all that space. For the next eight years or so, the Energy Dept. will use its Pantex nuclear-assembly facility just outside Amarillo (population 151,615), to put thousands of warheads on ice. Pantex also is the focus of a legal brawl over who will control that lucrative work.

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