The rupture of one barrel of nuclear waste (and three more that merely popped their tops) on April at the Idaho National Laboratory highlights why Snake River Alliance is investing in a new public education campaign, Don’t Waste Idaho, to stop more shipments of out-of-state nuclear waste to the Gem State.
Our goal is to stop the federal government from bringing in more out-of-state nuclear waste than could reasonably be treated and exported under the requirements of the 1995 Nuclear Settlement Agreement. The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing changes that would weaken the agreement —if the Idaho Governor and Attorney General agree to the new terms.
About Don’t Waste Idaho, former Governor Phil Batt said, “I’m grateful they are trying to get the agreement carried out. I want to stop any weakening of the agreement that I negotiated and signed with the federal government in 1995”.