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Elko County Will Hear Pro-Yucca Mountain Backers

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Elko County has joined a half dozen other rural Nevada counties that are not ready to close the door on proposals to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.
 
The county commission approved a resolution on Wednesday to reopen discussions about the nuke waste repository long opposed by Nevada's governor and congressional delegation.
 
Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofin told the panel his county believes Yucca Mountain is safe.
 
White Pine, Churchill, Esmeralda, Mineral, Lander and Lincoln counties have supported similar resolutions.
 
The Elko Daily Free Press (http://tinyurl.com/pkg9pef) reports a draft of the pro-Yucca document asks that it's relicensing process move forward with a detailed review of the application.
 
Commission Chairman Charlie Myers says it doesn't mean they back the plan, only that they're open to hearing the scientific evidence.

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