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Board Permits Greater Waste Storage for CP&L

A local nuclear power plant has been given the green light to go forward with expansion of waste storage, marking what could be the final step in a two-year battle between Orange County and Carolina Power & Light Co.The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board handed down a ruling Thursday that cleared the way for CP&L to use two additional waste storage pools at its Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.A Feb. 14 decision by the full five-member panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission halted the opening of two nuclear waste storage pools at the plant.

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County Census Returns Beat National Average

Remember those annoying census forms that came in the mail earlier this year? Apparently many Orange County residents didn't find them such a hassle. Orange County residents returned their census reports at a rate of 68 percent this year, a number that is four points higher than the state average and one point higher than the national average. The county had a 66 percent return rate in the 1990 census. Daniel Newman, a former Orange County Board of Commissioners intern, coordinated the efforts of the Orange County Complete Count Committee.

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