Author: CBS2 News Staff
BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Idaho representatives and senators are urging the Department of Energy to take additional steps to remove spent nuclear fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory.
Idaho’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator James Risch, Representative Mike Simpson and Representative Russ Fulcher sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy Wednesday encouraging further action by DOE. The letter asks the DOE to remove spent nuclear fuel from the Idaho National Lab (INL) consistent with the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement.
The delegation wrote, “We encourage the Department to initiate activities needed to begin loading of spent nuclear fuel into a multi-purpose canister (MPC) at the Idaho National Laboratory using existing facilities.”
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