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May 17, 2016 08:35 AM

Spink County Commissioners To Meet, Hear About Deep Borehole Testing

Citizens and county commissioners will meet in Spink County to discuss a proposed federal test for future nuclear waste disposal sites.

Members of the public are scheduled to speak about deep borehole testing during Tuesday night's county commission meeting. Residents have been vocal about the proposed testing, which would require a 3-mile hole to be drilled into a underground layer of granite.

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy officials started research to find an alternate way to dispose nuclear waste underground in salt, granite or clay. A private development company said in April that the borehole tests in Spink County wouldn't place waste into the ground.

Erich Schaffhauser will have the newest details from the meeting tonight on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com.

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