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Pierce County formally opposing drilling project near Rugby

Residents of Pierce County, North Dakota, are against a proposed drilling project that would dispose of radioactive waste. (Image: garshna via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pierce County commissioners on Tuesday voted to formally oppose a proposed federal project that some area residents fear would be a step toward burying nuclear waste in northern North Dakota. The county’s action likely spells the end of the proposed project in the state, which the U.S. Department of Energy had eyed because North Dakota is ...

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