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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - ID: Nuclear Waste

The U.S. Department of Energy is coming to Boise to discuss nuclear waste, and a local watchdog group is holding workshops in preparation. (geralt/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Department of Energy will hold a meeting next week at the Boise Centre downtown to come up with a process for getting consent from local communities before siting new nuclear waste facilities. Idaho's nuclear-watchdog group is having workshops tonight and Thursday to he

Threats are swirling over accepting nuclear waste for research at the Idaho National Laboratory. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

BOISE, Idaho – A nuclear waste showdown between Idaho and the Department of Energy (DOE) has reached a new level. The DOE has informed the state that if it does not accept a small amount of spent fuel from two commercial plants soon, it will be sent somewhere for research – and that res

The Snake River Alliance is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to clarify the limits on  spent nuclear fuel being shipped to Idaho from a commercial nuclear power plant in Virginia. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

BOISE, Idaho – Nuclear waste has long been a hot potato between Idaho and the federal government, and the Snake River Alliance wants the Department of Energy to clarify long-term plans. Twenty-five spent fuel rods from a commercial plant in Virginia may be shipped to the Idaho National Labor

PHOTO: Photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

POCATELLO, Idaho - Nuclear waste has a complicated history in Idaho, and many of those complications have resurfaced because of the shutdown of a waste storage site in New Mexico and a decision by the Governor to allow Idaho to accept spent nuclear fuel. The Snake River Alliance is holding meetin

BOISE, Idaho - The National Day of Remembrance for America's Downwinders is being marked in Idaho this morning with a candlelight vigil in Boise. "Downwinders" are people who were exposed to radioactive fallout from government nuclear-weapons testing in Nevada - fallout that fell hard on Idaho, esp

BOISE, Idaho - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is opening the door to public scrutiny today at a meeting in Boise to discuss the environmental impacts of building a $4 billion uranium enrichment plant proposed near Idaho Falls. The uranium is designed to fuel nuclear power plants, and the project

BOISE, Idaho - It's "the big 3-0" for the Snake River Alliance, known as Idaho's nuclear watchdog. The organization is celebrating 30 years of grassroots work to protect Idaho's land and water from nuclear contamination. Victories include stopping the once-routine injection of radioactive waste into

Boise, ID – Case dismissed. The developer of a proposed nuclear reactor in Idaho has failed in its attempt to sue an Idaho nuclear watchdog group, which opposes the plant. Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI) had claimed the Snake River Alliance "defamed" the company and attempted to drive d

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