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Bullfrog County

In an attempt to either make proposed spent nuclear fuel storage facility at Yucca Mountain too expensive (by raising property tax rates to the maximum allowed) or to allow the state to collect the potential federal payments of property taxes on the facility, the State of Nevada in 1987 created a new county with no residents called Bullfrog County, carved Yucca Mountain out of Nye County, and made Carson City the county seat of Bullfrog County, even though it is not located in Bullfrog County and is more than 100 miles (160 km) from Yucca Mountain. A state judge found the process unconstitutional, Yucca Mountain was absorbed back into Nye County, and Bullfrog County was dissolved in 1989.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada

also weird: "Carson City, Nevada, consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969; however, Ormsby County was simultaneously dissolved." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_city_%28United_States%29
Tags: cities - carson city nevada, cities - independent cities, counties - bullfrog county nv, nuclear waste - yucca mountain
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