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US may want to keep Idaho nuclear waste plant running longer

U.S. officials are considering extending the use of an eastern Idaho nuclear waste treatment facility beyond its scheduled closure this year so it can repackage radioactive waste brought in from Hanford and elsewhere before it's sent to a permanent disposal site in New Mexico, the AP reports. The U.S. DOE Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 2018

Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

The AP reports that a federal court has ruled that U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho. The ruling was a major setback to a lawsuit filed by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Feds offer $1 billion cleanup contract at INL 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials this week are meeting with companies interested in a $1 billion contract to clean up radioactive waste at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility. The Post Register reports ( that the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

CAES researchers win $5.3 million in DOE grants

Researchers at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a partnership between Idaho's three public research universities and the Idaho National Laboratory, have won three different U.S. Department of Energy grants worth a total of $5.3 million. The three are for solar energy, geothermal energy and...

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