REDINGTON TOWNSHIP (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says a proposal to bring a missile interceptor site to a rural, mountainous area in Maine will not go forward.

The Missile Defense Agency said Friday that it has considered the Redington Township location for “ground-based interceptors for homeland defense.” The agency said the site was rejected because of “irreversible” environmental impacts and construction concerns. It said the high cost of developing the interceptor site in a remote area was also a problem.

The agency said it is still considering sites in New York, Ohio and Michigan.

The agency conducted meetings about the Maine site with the public in 2014. The site is the home of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, where military personnel learn survival skills.


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