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Activists Seek Treatment Center in Whiteclay

(Whiteclay, NE)  --  A group of activists is calling for a treatment center for fetal alcohol syndrome in a northwest Nebraska village.  The Omaha World Herald reports that activists want the center to be built in Whiteclay, where stores that sell beer were closed two years ago.  Officials say the goal of the treatment center is to end the cycle of fetal alcohol syndrome in the Whiteclay-Pine Ridge area.  Up to 25 percent of children born on the Pine Ridge Reservation are born with fetal alcohol syndrome, which is 25 times higher than the national average.