- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) - Spink County commissioners are making known their opposition to a proposed drilling experiment that would assess whether nuclear waste can be stored deep underground.

The American News (https://bit.ly/1Xe3NZO ) reports the commission is drafting a letter saying that four of five members oppose the project, which organizers had proposed to site in Spink County.

Project organizers haven’t yet formally applied to move forward with the deep borehole field test, and still could.

Commissioner Cindy Schultz says she’s received a lot of feedback asking her to oppose the experiment.

The U.S. Energy Department project is meant to help determine whether deep rock is suitable for nuclear waste disposal, but would not involve any actual waste.

Still, organizers have faced opposition. Before that, officials in Pierce County, North Dakota, voted to formally oppose allowing the experiment there.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, https://www.aberdeennews.com

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