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4 barrels rupture at Idaho nuclear site via The Columbian

  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured, officials said Wednesday, after initially saying earlier this month that one barrel was leaking. Officials said … Continue reading

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Beatrice Brailsford: Nuclear waste deal wrong for Idaho via The Spokesman-Review

At the beginning of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy succeeded in wresting a preliminary agreement from Idaho’s governor and attorney general to allow two shipments of “research quantities” of commercial-spent nuclear fuel into Idaho. The proposal, if implemented, will … Continue reading

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Idaho brings nuclear test reactor back to life via KTBV

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s nuclear research laboratory is in the process of refurbishing a 1959 nuclear reactor to restart testing new fuel designs and power levels. The U.S. Department of Energy is spending $75 million to restart the … Continue reading

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Idaho Task Force Considers Nuclear Waste via Boise State Public Radio

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 … Continue reading

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