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Legislation Would End Local Government’s Ability to Block High-Level Radioactive Waste Projects

Legislation Would End Local Government’s Ability to Block High-Level Radioactive Waste Projects

The issue of disposing of radioactive waste in North Dakota has been a hot button issue at the local level. In particular, there was a fight back in 2016 over a bore hole experiment the University of North Dakota wanted to conduct in Pierce County (Rugby). “The Deep Borehole Project stems from a U.S. Department

NIMBY Wins: North Dakota County Slams The Door On Research Aimed At Helping Nuclear Energy

My newspaper column on Sunday was about not-in-my-backyard parochialism standing in the way of progress. One of the examples I cited was the opposition in Pierce County (Rugby) to a University of North Dakota research project aimed at finding better ways to store the byproducts of nuclear energy. Keep in mind, this was just research.

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