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The 'Moment Before'.

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      Two things distinguish the measure under consideration in Portland from those declaring nuclear-free zones elsewhere: its binding nature and its applicability. Although nationally nearly one hundred localities have been declared nuclear-free zones, in places where there is involvement in the nuclear weapons industry the declarations have been nonbinding, and in places where they are binding, there is no nuclear weapons industry. Portland, in a sense, is in between. Only two local companies are known to be involved in nuclear weapons production: OECO, which manufactures missile guidance systems, and Precision Castparts, which produces titanium castings for cruise missiles.