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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:25 PM
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Company withdraws nuclear plant application (Idaho)

The company backing an initiative to build a nuclear power plant in southern Idaho halted its plans to construct a generating facility in Elmore County.

In a letter sent to the county commissioners Tuesday morning, Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. withdrew its application to rezone 1,280 acres of agricultural land near the city of Hammett for use as a heavy industrial zone.

"We continue to believe this project would have been an outstanding economic opportunity for the county and its citizens particularly in light of the recent losses," said company CEO Don Gillispie in his message to the county commissioners. "However, it has become obvious after numerous delays that our time and resources are better directed toward other venues."

The letters comes eight days after the commissioners rejected proposed amendments to the county's comprehensive plan that could've ultimately paved the way for construction of the proposed nuclear facility. The document governs future residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial growth across Elmore County.

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