Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snake River Alliance: Deal to Send Nuclear Fuel Into Idaho Included No Public Input

Posted By on Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM

In a deal that the Snake River Alliance said, "was crafted without any public input," the State of Idaho has inked an agreement which would see more nuclear fuel shipped into the Gem State.

The deal between Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy would bring "limited research quantities" of used commercial nuclear fuel to the Idaho National Laboratory.

The Snake River Alliance was contacted Thursday by the DOE and the INL to inform the Alliance of the deal.

"This is the first we had heard of any discussions or negotiations related to the shipment of commercial radioactive fuel into Idaho," Liz Woodruff, policy analyst for the Alliance, told Citydesk. "We will be conducting our own analysis about how this new agreement was reached."

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