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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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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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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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