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Nation IN BRIEF : NEBRASKA : Waste Dump Plans Divide Community

From Times staff and Wire reports

Opponents of plans to put a $40-million low-level radioactive waste dump near Butte, Neb., intend to continue their fight “technically, politically and legally,” according to Lowell Fisher, the leader of a group called Save Boyd County. But Ken Reiser, one of the leaders of the proponent People for Progress, said he was elated at the jobs the facility could bring to the area. At the office of US Ecology, the project developer, manager Bob Wittry handed out job applications even though the company won’t even submit its license application to the state until July.


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