Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Steve Hansen

Year in Review: Voices victorious against boreholes

The DOE abandoned drilling project after Nara Visa residents opposed it.


January 3, 2018

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County Commissioners listen to a statement from a concerned resident in the 10th Judicial District Courtroom in Tucumcari during a discussion of proposed boreholes in the Nara Visa area.

Determined Nara Visa residents in 2017 successfully marshaled opposition to a proposed three-mile-deep borehole to test a way to dispose of highly radioactive nuclear waste until the project was abandoned in late May.

Their efforts, and parallel o...

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