Idaho to Get USS Enterprise Spent Nuclear Fuel
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Navy spokesman says spent nuclear fuel from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise that is being decommissioned Dec. 1 will be sent to eastern Idaho for study and storage. Tom Dougan of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program tells the Post Register the spent fuel from the ship's eight reactors will arrive at the Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National L
Dept. of Energy Wants INL Cleanup Extension
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has asked Idaho officials for an extension of one year on deadlines involving cleanup of high-level radioactive waste at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports in a story published Wednesday that the federal agency failed to meet a September deadline to begin treating the waste at the Integrated Waste Treatm
Nuclear Developer’s Assest’s could be Frozen
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers want a federal judge to again freeze assets of a would-be Idaho nuclear power developer, saying its founder hid use of the company's dwindling cash for a sham investment scheme...
Radiation Levels Increase In Idaho
The Environmental Protection Agency says air monitors in Boise have detected low levels of radioactive material from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, but the levels are far below public health concern.  The agency in a statement released Saturday says it found elevated levels of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131, cesium-137 and cesium-134...
Nuclear Power Development May Be Delayed
A Uof I nuclear engineer says the situation in Japan could very well hault the nuclear energy program here in the U.S. for a while.  Several experts say the Japanese authorities are underplaying the severity of the incident there, particularly on a scale called INES used to rank nuclear incidents. The Japanese have so far rated the accident a four on a one-to-seven scale, but that rating was issue
Idaho Nuke Scientist Say Not To Worry
The death toll is rising in Japan and there is still plenty of concern about the possibility of a nuclear disaster. More than one million people are still without power and water and in some places, food. Japan's nuclear crisis deepened dramatically yesterday...