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Hawaii Reinstating Cold War-Era Nuclear Siren Tests

The skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii, is seen from Tantalus Mountain in 2005. (Lucy Pemoni/AP)
The skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii, is seen from Tantalus Mountain in 2005. (Lucy Pemoni/AP)

It’s been more than 30 years since Hawaii conducted nuclear warning siren tests during the Cold War. As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea grow, the island state is taking precautions.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with reporter Heidi Chang ( @HeidiKLChang) about Hawaii’s plans.

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