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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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No Time to Surrender

By  Beatrice Brailsford Idahoans’ resistance to accumulating nuclear waste above the Snake River Aquifer began in earnest in the 1960s. Challenges came from individuals and political leaders, heads…

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Idaho Political Leaders Surrender to Federal Nuclear Waste Pressure

January 13 brought bad news about Governor Otter and Attorney General Wasden’s plans to grant the Department of Energy a “waiver” to ship more nuclear waste to Idaho,…

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Beatrice Brailsford’s eloquent op-ed on nuclear weapons published in the Post Register and Idaho Statesman

We thank the Post Register and Idaho Statesman for providing a broad platform for Beatrice Brailsford’s moving guest opinion on the US nuclear weapons arsenal.  Find the guest piece in…

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Idaho Nuclear Waste Shipments in Limbo

BY LUKE RAMSETH (IDAHO FALLS) POST REGISTER December 22, 2014 IDAHO FALLS – The morning of Feb. 5, deep below the New Mexico desert, a salt-hauling truck caught…

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Idaho said “NO” in 1990 – and we still do.

Idaho Says No By Keith Schneider; Keith Schneider is a New York Times national correspondent based in Washington; his coverage of the nuclear weapons industry won a 1989…

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Malfunctions at eastern Idaho facility delay radioactive waste treatment

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS November 20, 2014 – 1:13 pm EST IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — An eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility planned to be operational in 2012 won’t…

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Where does the money go? by Beatrice Brailsford

One of Congress’s primary responsibilities is to make the decisions necessary to fund the federal government. But Congress hasn’t even been able to agree on a budget for…

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