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Pierce County residents skeptical of drilling project

Residents of Rugby, North Dakota are weary of a proposed plan to dispose of radioactive nuclear waste in a nearby 3-mile-deep borehole. (Image: Green MPs via Flickr)

RUGBY, N.D. (AP) — Officials with a federal project to determine whether deep rock is suitable for nuclear waste disposal told Pierce County residents that proposed testing in the county is not a step toward burying actual nuclear material there. But many residents and officials remain skeptical, fearing that the government might bring nuclear waste to the site in the future. ...

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Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuclear waste burial

Aerial view of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nye County, Nevada. (Image via Wikipedia)

LUBBOCK, Texas — The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, ...

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North Dakota officials consider wind farm south of Rolette

ROLETTE, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering a proposed wind farm that would feature 59 turbines in the northern part of the state. Under its proposal, Rolette Power Development is seeking to generate about 100 megawatts of electricity on nearly 15,000 acres of land between Rolette and Rugby, KXMC-TV reported. The company is asking the commission ...

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