It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert.
A truck carrying radioactive dirt caught fire in Utah. The North Tooele Fire District said the fire was extinguished Thursday morning and did not damage containers holding 82,000 pounds of radioactive waste
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are requesting a 20-year extension involving the storage at an Idaho facility of reactor core debris from the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says he'll continue to oppose the creation of a high-level nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas regardless of whether President elect-Donald Trump decides to back idea.
It seems that politicians are always talking about budgets. We either have too much money (yeah right) or we don't have enough and we need to make cuts somewhere. How about this - how much could the government save by switching fonts on their printed papers?
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
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
City leaders in Burley say they'll go to a judge instead of voters for permission to take on $6 million in long-term debt to improve the city's wastewater system. Idaho law bars government entities from taking on long-term debt without voter approval, unless a judge agrees that the expense is ordinary and necessary to keep the government operating.
However you look at it, there is always a price to pay for recycling. Twin Falls city officials are concerned that the city’s cost to dump the solid waste produced by city residents may be going up by about a dollar per ton.
The recycling effort by Twin Falls residents is working so well, it’s causing another problem. The Southern Idaho Solid Waste landfill near Burley is getting less tonnage of garbage. Now, that may sound like a good thing but the problem is, that landfill depends on tons of garbage for its income as cities around the area pay by the ton to dump their garbage there. In short, the landfill isn’t m