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Idaho, Coal Plants, and the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to roll out one of the most sweeping and complex environmental programs ever – the Clean Power Plan, designed to sharply…

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Holding What Can’t Be Held

  We all learn and experience in different ways. Some of us want to read a scientific journal article, some to hear a first-person account. Some of us…

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Art Exhibition Comes to Boise in July

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was established in 1949 and covers 890 square miles of eastern Idaho’s high desert plain, one of the most beautiful parts of our…

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Idaho Power’s 2015 IRP Nears Completion

Idahoans pack meeting to discuss nuclear waste

Thanks to the hard work by our clean energy community and a changing culture at the state’s largest power company, Idaho Power is writing a plan to retire…

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The Alliance Challenges the Growing U.S. Nuclear Threat

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The Snake River Alliance recently returned from its 27th annual “DC Days” with the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), a national network of organizations working to address issues…

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Spent Fuel “Research” Shipment Will Pave Way for Tons More

At the beginning of 2015, the DOE succeeded in wresting a preliminary agreement from Idaho’s Governor and Attorney General to allow two shipments of “research quantities” of commercial…

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Idaho Power Doesn’t Rule Out Early Coal Plant Retirement at Annual Meeting

Those who follow the Idaho Power (IDACORP) Annual Meeting of Shareholders every May know these affairs can become testy once the meeting is opened to questions from the…

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INL Accident Highlights Concerns

On October 23, 2014, one worker at the Idaho National Laboratory received internal radioactive contamination. The so-called “contamination event” was not reported to the public or State of…

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Nuclear Waste: The Past Is the Present…and the Future

By Beatrice Brailsford As many of you know, Idaho’s Governor and Attorney General are exploring a deal with the Department of Energy to allow two shipments of research…

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What’s Happening at WIPP? What Does It Mean for the Rest of Us?

By Beatrice Brailsford   Sites across the US Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex have sent more than 11,890 shipments of plutonium waste to the Waste Isolation…

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