Idaho’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission offered 60 preliminary recommendations. The goal is to strengthen the role of nuclear energy in Idaho and establish a future for one of the state’s largest employers, the Idaho National Lab.
At least one of those recommendations is likely to generate controversy calls for small-scale storage of spent nuclear waste from commercial facilities. The Northwest’s only such nuclear reactor is the Columbia Nuclear Power Plant in southeast Washington.
That would require state leaders to revise a 1995 agreement with the federal government that caps the amount of nuclear waste in Idaho.
Read more at Idaho Task Force Considers Nuclear Waste