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The Place Where Being a Nuclear Dump Might Be a Good Option

  • State looks to avert crisis from impending auto plant closure
  • National reform effort meanders even as growth slumps
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South Australia, a rustbelt state that’s 60 percent desert, is staring into the abyss.

It is grappling with the highest unemployment in the country and a steady outflow of people to other states. And in 2017, General Motors Co. will close its Holden factory, ending more than 50 years of automaking in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, where one in three are already without work.