A couple of weeks back we pointed to the story on how Miss Nevada expressed her support for the Yucca Mountain project in a Q&A session with officials from the Miss America Pageant. Now comes this sad report:
The family of Miss Nevada Crystal Wosik has been taunted with threats and harassment from unknown sources in the aftermath of remarks she made Jan. 19 to Miss America pageant judges in support of the planned nuclear waste repository, her mother, Lena Wosik, said.Technorati tags: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Energy, Yucca Mountain
In telephone interviews Friday and Monday, Lena Wosik said, "It's been horrible for the family" to receive messages that mentioned "baby killer" and which chastised her 23-year-old daughter for backing the federal government's effort "to dump toxic waste on our families," in the words of one messenger.
"It's been hurtful and sad for the other kids," Lena Wosik said, referring to Crystal's brothers.
She said the messages were left on a telephone answering machine and delivered to the family's doorstep in a neighborhood near Rainbow Boulevard and U.S. Highway 95.