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Marshall A. Ecker, chairman of the county’s Board of Supervisors, has attempted in the past without success to have the board take a stand against uranium mining. He agreed the decision will likely fall to the board, after a review by planners.

He said the legislature is saying, “We’ll lift the moratorium, it’s in your ballpark now. You make the decision. Go from there.”

By most estimates, that wouldn’t occur for another eight or so years.