On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Snake River Alliance members and supporters can visit the Idaho National Laboratory, which covers 890 square miles of eastern Idaho’s high desert plain. Alliance Site tours are excellent opportunities to get a real sense of what has happened and is happening at the Idaho National Lab. Everyone can join us! This year we’re again welcoming visual artists on the tour who can go home and communicate to others what they see and learn. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll see first-hand.
The tour will run from 9 am to about 4 pm. It will be a long, challenging day, filled with juxtapositions. You will be close to but protected from very dangerous material. The Arco Desert, at the base of the Lemhi and Lost River ranges, is one of the most beautiful parts of our state. Humans have lived there for well over 10,000 years. Beneath it, sixty years of nuclear contamination threatens the sole source of drinking water for 300,000 Idahoans downstream. Hazards have been created and accumulated and are now being cleaned up. Come see it for yourself.
If you have questions or already know you would like to go on the tour, please contact our nuclear program director, Beatrice Brailsford, at email@example.com.