BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 2, 2010 -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:AEHI) www.aehipower.com) today announced the company has received an overwhelming percentage of written support for an advanced nuclear power plant in Payette County, Idaho. The count was made prior to the company's initial rezone hearing, which is scheduled for this evening, December 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. MST at the Payette County Courthouse. The deadline for written testimony was November 26th. The letters show written support level of approximately 80% in favor of the proposed rezone of AEHI's proposed nuclear site. Two letters came directly from mayors of nearby New Plymouth and Weiser, Idaho.
The percentage of support from these letters are very reminiscent of the previous round of hearings, which ended with County Commissioners voting unanimously in favor of a change to the county's comprehensive plan for the site from agricultural to industrial specifically for a nuclear power plant.
The comprehensive plan change now allows for a formal rezone of the property including local approval to construct a nuclear plant on the site.
The company anticipates it will begin collecting environmental data in the first quarter 2011 in preparation for submitting a construction and operating application (COLA) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (http://www.AlternateEnergyHoldings.com) -- Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation's only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Other projects include Energy Neutral(TM), which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (http://www.EnergyNeutralinc.com) Colorado Energy Park (nuclear and solar generation), and Green World Water(TM), which assists developing countries with nuclear reactors for power generation (http://www.GreenWorld-H2O.com), production of potable water and other suitable applications. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power.
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