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DOE MUST KEEP ITS WORD

On August 11, 2017, the Los Angeles Times revealed that, without significant reform, the Department of Energy (DOE) will miss its 2035 deadline for getting all its spent…

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Defending the 1995 Nuclear Waste Agreement

Although the nuclear navy is still allowed to bring waste to Idaho under the 1995 Nuclear Waste Agreement, shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel are currently prohibited. This…

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Who Will Protect Idaho?

“Houston, we have a problem.” Although engineers and other workers at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho have probably always tried to handle nuclear material safely, it…

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One Win on Spent Fuel!

The Snake River Alliance has long worked to stop shipments of spent nuclear fuel from coming to Idaho. Our work paid off on October 23, when Idaho’s Attorney…

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Idaho Should Stand Tall When Demanding Accountability on Nuclear Waste

The State of Idaho should stand tall while demanding that the Department of Energy honor its commitments to the people of Idaho. While the Idaho National Laboratory may…

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HOT AS A PISTOL … A BIG, HOT PISTOL

Q: Why worry about commercial spent fuel? A: 23.8 billion curies…and counting We’re sometimes asked why we oppose the importation of commercial spent fuel – and why the…

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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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We Said No. We Meant No. Let’s Say It Again.

Say It to the Department of Energy In January the Governor and Attorney General indicated their willingness to open Idaho to shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel despite…

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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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