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We call on Governor Otter to properly address nuclear waste.

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Executive Director Kelsey Jae Nunez was included in the Boise Weekly’s message to Governor Otter about the “real” state of the state.  Kelsey stated, “there’s a real threat to Idaho that more nuclear waste is going to be shipped and stored here. We know that right now, Gov. Otter is being actively wooed by companies who will profit from bringing more nuclear waste into Idaho. We don’t want Idaho to be a waste dump for the private sector.”  Click here for the full article.

Dear Governor Otter:  Here’s the True State of the State.

Idahoans offer their own message on the state of the state for 2015

The Environmentalist: Kelsey Jae Nunez

Kelsey Jae Nunez, 33, took over as the executive director of the Snake River Alliance in August 2014, after a stint as an environmental attorney with Givens Pursley. Her organization—nearly 1,000 members strong—plays the role as Idaho’s nuclear watchdog. If the State of the State speech writing was up to her, she said Gov. Otter should focus on keeping nuclear waste at bay.

“[We need to] protect Idahoans from harms coming from nuclear waste. That’s an issue that’s not being talked about, and there’s a real threat to Idaho that more nuclear waste is going to be shipped and stored here. We know that right now, Gov. Otter is being actively wooed by companies who will profit from bringing more nuclear waste into Idaho. We don’t want Idaho to be a waste dump for the private sector.

“We want the nuclear waste that is here cleaned up; we don’t want to see more waste brought in. It’s sitting on top of the Snake River aquifer, which provides drinking water for 300,000 people in Eastern Idaho. His support for nuclear industry cannot be at the expense of Idahoans and our clean water.

“There is no solution other than digging a hole, burying it and hoping no one ever comes into contact with it again. Historically, we’ve seen that that’s not what happens. We’re not safe from it.”

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