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When you make a gift to the Alliance your financial participation helps stop the climate crisis and nuclear proliferation. That’s a heavy lift.

But members of the Alliance are part of a worldwide community that is making change possible. Just as there are many ways to take action, the Alliance gives you lot of ways to make a financial contribution. Your gift of any size helps!

Please join us. Having more members gives the Alliance “clout” when we go to testify at the legislature and public agencies. But you have the choice of being a financial supporter without being a member. It’s up to you.

Recently the Alliance has done three things that give you more choices and make it easier for you:

1) The Alliance now has a brokerage account to receive gifts of appreciated stock and scheduled IRA distributions.

2) The Alliance has expanded online giving options to accept debit and electronic checks

3) We are meeting with donors interested in planning a legacy donation to the Alliance’s work.

Thanks so much for supporting the Alliance. Please let me know if you are interested in making a stock donation or pledged gift. Together, we are making a difference.

With gratitude,

Wendy Wilson
Executive Director

Wendy Wilson

The INL cleanup citizens advisory board will meet Thursday, October 27, in the Sun Valley Inn from 8 am to 4 pm. The board has a very full agenda and we hope to see you there. Idaho’s Attorney General will speak and answer questions. The United States Geological Survey will talk about groundwater contamination. The DOE will give an update on the so-far stalled Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, which it’s hoped can someday successfully empty 900,000 gallons of intensely radioactive liquid waste from single-walled tanks buried above the Snake River Aquifer. People will hear about the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, where the ceiling has started to collapse, and the new nuclear navy facility, which will replace a spent fuel pool that was recently flagged in a congressional hearing as a prime example of the dangers of deferred maintenance.

retrieving-buried-wasteOn Thursday, November 3, the Snake River Alliance will be sponsoring a tour of the cleanup work at the Idaho National Laboratory. Come see –

  • Ongoing exhumation of plutonium contaminated waste that the government buried in unlined pits above the Snake River Aquifer.
  • The nearly complete efforts to retrieve and repackage 7-acres’ worth of waste that had been piled above-ground.
  • The so-far stalled Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, which it’s hoped can someday successfully empty 900,000 gallons of intensely radioactive liquid waste from single-walled tanks buried above the Snake River Aquifer.
  • Preparation of very radioactive plutonium-contaminated waste so that it might someday be buried at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.

The tour will take the whole day – from 9 am to about 4:30 pm. This time of year, the Arco Desert averages about 50 degrees during the day. But we’ll be in buildings or a van most of the time. And unless there is a storm, eastern Idaho’s high desert is beautiful in the fall – snowy peaks in the distance and clear, crisp air.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Beatrice at

SRA dinner

Mark your calendar! Alliance members and friends are invited to attend our Fall Harvest Buffet on Friday, November 11, from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Congregational Church, 2201 Woodlawn, Boise.  The cost will be $15 per adult ($13 member price) and $5 for kids and students. Learn more about what the Alliance is doing to Solarize the Valley and promote renewable energy. Come “plug in” to your Snake River Alliance community.


Idahoans packed a Department of Energy meeting in Boise and our comments showed we know a lot and care a lot about nuclear waste accumulation. Well done. We’ll no doubt need to keep speaking up – it’s so hard for the DOE to hear.

Over the spring and summer, the Department of Energy held eight public meetings on its new, integrated waste management plan to find a volunteer to take commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) for “interim” storage. About 600 people attended all the public meetings combined. Boise was the smallest city to host a meeting, but more than 200 people attended the meeting here. Nearly all told the DOE that nuclear waste should be stored where it’s generated and that Idaho is a non-consent state that will not volunteer for more nuclear waste.
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