If a radiation stigma is attached to Las Vegas it will have been attached by the people of Nevada. There is no evidence that a radiation stigma self-attaches. If it did, it would already be attached to Las Vegas because of the weapons testing facility. There are many places near nuclear facilities with no attached radiation stigma.
For example, the city of Port Clinton, Ohio is now a tourist town. Swimming, boating and fishing in Lake Erie are the main attractions. From the city beach and most of the tourist condominiums, one can see the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant. The cooling tower is used as a landmark for fishing boats. Davis-Besse has been operating since 1977 and has all its spent fuel stored above ground about 10 miles from Port Clinton. The tourist industry has grown substantially there since 1977, even without the lure of gambling. All of the condominiums and several motels have been built since then. There has even been a new condominium abd marina complex built about one mile from the plant.
A similar situation exists at the Treasure Island casino, hotel and marina built about one mile from the Prairie Island dry cask spent fuel facility in Minnesota.
Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are much closer to operating nuclear power plants and spent fuel then 90 miles.
Don Kosloff firstname.lastname@example.org
2910 Main St. PERRY OH 44081
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